Hamilton says he could have fought the Red Bulls in Spanish GP

Lewis Hamilton, believes that the latest Mercedes upgrade brought in enough speed to put up a fight against Red Bull

by Sourav D
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Hamilton says he could have fought the Red Bulls in Spanish GP

The 37-year-old seven-time world champion, Lewis Hamilton, believes that the latest Mercedes upgrade brought in enough speed to put up a fight against Red Bull’s Verstappen. In point of fact, the Mercedes’ driver had been quoted saying after finishing the Spanish GP at fifth that he could have won the race, had not Haas’ Magnussen collided with him at the first lap.

On top of that, latest remarks from Hamilton comes over the heels of a clutch of upgrades that Mercedes constructors had introduced into the Spanish GP, while a number of them had grabbed attentions with Red Bull’s Horner said prior to the race that Mercedes could be back into title race with their new upgrades.

Apart from that, both Mercedes drivers were awkwardly lacking speed at the beginning of the season, while a key issue was a bumpier ride during speeding as cited by Mercedes engineers. Nonetheless, the issues had resolved in Barcelona GP as despite Hamilton’s early pitstop following his opening lap collision with Haas Magnussen, the Briton had wrapped up the race at fifth.

Hamilton says he could have won Spanish GP

Meanwhile, Hamilton also expresses sheer optimism over the new upgrade adding the car’s pace was “much better”. Besides, adding that he could have won the race, Hamilton said to the reporters following the event, “This is a great sign that we're going in the right direction.

I have no doubt at some stage [we can fight for wins again] because today, if I hadn't had that, I'd have been fighting with the Red Bulls. So that gives me great hope that at some stage we'll be fighting for the win”.

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