The Mercedes F1 team rolled out an extensive upgrade package during the Monaco Grand Prix, and while its full impact remained unclear in Monaco, the team put up a strong performance in Spain. Hamilton, alongside his co-driver George Russell, secured the second and third positions, respectively.
Inquired about his expectations for maintaining this momentum at the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix, Hamilton exuded confidence. “Absolutely, we’ve been continually improving,” he said. “The exhilaration after the last race was palpable back at the factory.”
He added, “The entire team is invigorated with a newfound energy, almost as if we’ve discovered our guiding light. We are clear about our destination and our route to reach it. Everybody is working tirelessly. It’s thrilling to be here. It’s yet to be seen if this track aligns with our car’s traits, though the weather may sway that, we’ll see.”
When questioned if the extended victory-less period was becoming an excessive load, Hamilton emphatically denied it. He suggested that the recent improvements felt like race victories. “I don’t feel any pressure,” he stated. “We have weathered a challenging period, and now it seems like we are on an upswing. Some races feel like victories; it’s all about perspective.”
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG, 2nd position, in Parc Ferme
Photo by: Mark Sutton / F1 Flow Images
“Certainly, we haven’t secured the top spot, but we’ve made several victorious strides. Last race, securing a podium finish for both drivers felt like a victory. We’re focused and moving ahead,” Hamilton said.
“We’re cognizant of our guiding light and our intended direction. We may not have complete knowledge of the route, but we’re certain that we can reach our goal if we stay grounded and concentrate on the scientific aspects.”
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“The engineers within the team are fantastic. We have a stellar development team, and I genuinely believe our development pace is as good, if not superior to any other team in the sport. So we need to keep striving,” he concluded.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mercedes F1 Improvement
What recent improvements has the Mercedes F1 team made?
The Mercedes F1 team introduced a major upgrade package during the Monaco Grand Prix, which showed its full potential in the subsequent Spanish race, where Hamilton and his co-driver, George Russell, finished in second and third places respectively.
How does Lewis Hamilton feel about the team’s progress?
Hamilton is very optimistic about the team’s progress. He described a newfound energy in the team, suggesting they have found their “guiding light”. He further commented on the team’s performance, stating that recent races felt like victories from a certain perspective.
Does Hamilton feel pressured by the lack of recent victories?
No, Hamilton insists that he doesn’t feel any pressure from the lack of recent victories. He considers the team’s recent progress and their podium finishes as equivalent to wins.
What does Hamilton think about the team’s performance in the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix?
Hamilton is confident about the team’s performance in the upcoming Canadian Grand Prix. However, he also mentioned that the team is unsure if the track suits their car’s characteristics, indicating the outcome may be influenced by factors such as the weather.
What does Hamilton say about the Mercedes F1 team’s engineering and development teams?
Hamilton praised the engineering and development teams within the Mercedes F1 organisation. He expressed belief in the team’s development rate, stating that it was as good as, if not better than, any other team in the sport.