Lewis Hamilton: I was right about the car design problem
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Lewis Hamilton is clearly not happy with the direction in which Mercedes' car has gone, but he is hoping that things could change in the near future. There was no doubt in Lewis Hamilton's mind that the car does not meet the requirements and he was right about that.
In spite of the fact that the Brit's goal is not always to be right, he hopes that by working together with the team, a solution will be found.
"I'm one of those people that always likes to be right, but I'm not always right, but in this scenario I was right," Hamilton said, as quoted by crash.net "So it was good, it was like, 'I told you’.
It's a team collaboration. At the end of the day I'm the driver not the designer, but I'm the gateway to the car's performance, so we're just working on continuously trusting each other in what we try to give back."
Lewis Hamilton: We've had our disagreements
As with other teams in the F1 scene, Hamilton confirmed there had been disagreements.
Even so, they did not let that stop them from trying to improve the existing car as much as possible. There is no doubt that it will be a challenging task, but it will not be impossible for them. "They do listen to me, I mean look at the success we've had over time, so we listen to each other.
We've had our disagreements and that's inevitable in relationships. What's important is just owning up to it - 'ok, I was wrong' or 'you were wrong' or whatever it is, and then just huddle up, we're a team, so how can we fix it? What are we going to do? How much energy are you going to put into it?” It will be interesting to see if Mercedes is able to fix the problem.