Lewis Hamilton angry: It literally won't change a thing, it might even go slower

"You put the Red Bull sidepods on our car and it won't change a thing, it literally won't change a thing, it might even go slower."

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Lewis Hamilton angry: It literally won't change a thing, it might even go slower

Lewis Hamilton is not happy with the fact that Mercedes could adopt Red Bull-style sidepods. Lewis Hamilton believes in his team and hopes that they can make progress with what they have at their disposal. He is aware that it will take a lot of time.

"I think we have what we have, and we're going to continue to try to work on it and extract more from it, and we'll see how quick that can happen, or whether that's possible with the concept we have,” Hamilton said, as quoted by crash.net "And then in the short term we will start to find out whether or not we've got to make loads of big, drastic changes, I mean there are drastic changes which we will do.

People keep talking about getting the new sidepods on the car but it's not as simple as that."

Lewis Hamilton and sidepods

Hamilton thinks the sidepods can't change much this year. In fact, the Brit believes that it could slow down the car and create even bigger problems.

He put the greatest emphasis on aero characteristics. "You put the Red Bull sidepods on our car and it won't change a thing, it literally won't change a thing, it might even go slower. It's about aero characteristics, it's how the car is balanced through the corners.

There's so many different elements that people of course would not know because they're not aerodynamicists and you can't see it - there's a lot more to it”. Lewis Hamilton expressed his dissatisfaction with the car before the season and believed that much more was needed.

In the end, his suspicions turned out to be correct. "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. So it was good, it was like, 'I told you’”.

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