Lewis Hamilton: We have to be realistic, that Red Bull is almost unbeatable



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Lewis Hamilton: We have to be realistic, that Red Bull is almost unbeatable

Lewis Hamilton is aware that his team has a difficult task ahead of them, given the supremacy of Red Bull. He emphasized that after the race in Italy. However, Hamilton hopes that they could reach a positive result. "We have to be realistic, that Red Bull is almost unbeatable,” Hamilton said after the Italian GP as quoted by motorsport.com “It's going to take some real doing to beat that car.

Performance-wise they are fully ahead of everyone. We have not caught them, we don't have upgrades coming to overtake them. And so it's going to take some fortune going our way. And not impossible, because we could have potentially beaten them in Budapest.

But he [Verstappen] is generally chilled at the front, so you never know their true pace. So we'll see."

Monza result

The Mercedes team has to settle for 3rd and 5th place in Monza. Toto Wolff is happy with that. "Yeah, that's the best possible outcome,” he said.

“I think it was quite encouraging to see that at the beginning of the race [George] was able to hold on okay. The more frustrating part is that we haven't got a product underneath him that is capable to fight for victories, and we are quite far off, and that's the reality.

Monza in the simulation wasn't great for us. So I hope we can do better in the next few races, and really fight with the top guys. And with Lewis, it was great to see once he kind of got himself out of [traffic], he settled well in the car, he was driving a perfect race, and would have I think finished fifth in any case, even without a safety car.

So I'm happy about that. But the overall result? From an absolute standpoint, the best we could have achieved, but relatively not good enough."