Lewis Hamilton makes a damning assessment about the F1 season so far after being asked about Mercedes’ start thus far, Lewis Hamilton admitted that he has not seen any progress to his Formula 1 car since the first Grand Prix in Bahrain. The British driver rather throws the team under the bus declaring zero progress has been made in general.
The technical revolution in Formula 1 is not smiling on Mercedes much at all. Despite radical changes and impressive technical choices, the German team is lagging far behind Ferrari and Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton is in particular difficulty with his new car, to which George Russell has adapted considerably more effectively. The seven-time World Champion is worried that he has not made any progress since the start of the season, despite a far better showing on track as the certified third fastest car of the grid.
“We haven’t progressed,” says the former F1 champion,
And yet over the first 5 race weekends, Mercedes George Russell is the only driver to have finished the GP in the top 5. That is the very definition of reliability and a fast car; Certainly faster than 7 other teams. Wolff corroborated this fact after the Miami Grand Prix by saying “We are the third quickest on the road”.
“We have the same speed as in the first race. So we just have to keep trying. We haven’t progressed, unfortunately, in these five races. I hope at some point we will.” decries Lewis,
“But we just have to keep working hard. It wasn’t so bad in the race. It changes from race to race, track to track, surface to surface, depending on how high we put the car, because we can put the car higher and lower. It wasn’t really bad, just not fast.
“The good thing is that the car is fast when it’s in the right window. But the problem is understanding where that window is. As for whether we can get there with the changes in Barcelona, I don’t know. We all hope so,”