Lewis Hamilton questions Mercedes' upgrade

"What I felt last weekend was I felt a little bit more confident in the car, more able to commit to the corner."

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Lewis Hamilton questions Mercedes' upgrade

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell can't be happy with Mercedes' design this year. The Briton confirmed that he and George Russell asked a lot of questions about the design. It seems that Mercedes is only now going in the right direction.

“The input that we’ve been having as a team, George and I, over the past year, it’s those constant conversations going like: ‘Why does that look like that and we look like this?’, ‘Have we tried that?’” Hamilton said, as quoted by crash.net “We now have the wider sidepods that are more in the direction of where the Red Bull is.

It’s not been my decision to go that way”. Hamilton tries to remain optimistic and hopes that things will change in the coming period. He needs Meredes' changes to be the right ones if he really wants to win the title.

“The true step we are hoping for - there’s been around a second delta in race trim, for example, we haven’t covered that with this step but it is a step in the right direction,” said Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton wants to be optimistic

Hamilton tries to remain optimistic and hopes that things will change in the coming period.

He needs Meredes' changes to be the right ones if they really want to win the title. "What I felt last weekend was I felt a little bit more confident in the car, more able to commit to the corner. So I’m hoping that at this track that’s the same, but hopefully better because there’s a lot of medium and high-speed corners.

I’m hoping the flow of the car is better and maybe in following we can follow closer. A huge amount of work has gone into this and we’re hoping that it puts us on the right track. Changing train tracks, putting us on the track that can lead to that second”.

Hamilton also commented on the Ferrari and Aston Martin upgrades, which could be equally good. We will see what will really happen in the coming period. “Someone said they had upgrades this weekend so we’ll find out tomorrow how good those upgrades are,” Hamilton added.

“Just from looking at the numbers of what this upgrade is, before they had their upgrade, maybe it would put us right close to them. But we’ll see whether they take a big step or a small step forwards this weekend. I’m still hopeful that we can compete with them this weekend. But it’s a big hope”.

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