Lewis Hamilton: There are frustrations on both sides. We need to communicate about it

"I think in the heated and intense sport that we’re living in, of course there’s frustrations on both sides"

by Sead Dedovic
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Lewis Hamilton: There are frustrations on both sides. We need to communicate about it
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Although it seems as if Lewis Hamilton has decided to change his approach, his statements from last year aimed at Mercedes point to the fact that the Briton is deeply dissatisfied with the car. The statement after the Bahrain GP was the best indication of his frustration.

Hamilton emphasized that he previously pointed out the mistakes to the Mercedes engineers, but they obviously did not listen to him. “Last year, there were things I told them. I said the issues that are with the car. I've driven so many cars in my life.

I know what a car needs. I know what a car doesn't need. I think it's really about accountability."- Hamilton said, after Bahrain GP, as quoted by crash.net! A few weeks ago, Hamilton emphasized that it is healthy to point out each other's mistakes.

There will always be tensions in the team, and certain things that do not suit anyone. However, such things must be resolved. “I think in the heated and intense sport that we’re living in, of course there’s frustrations on both sides all of the time and what’s important is you just continue to be open and communicate about those.

I think you’re constantly growing through those conversations. I think the most important thing is to be aligned on where you’re going. "

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

The Brit is aware that Mercedes is far from what they expected.

However, he hopes to move in the right direction. Mercedes wants to dominate again like before, and Hamilton should be part of such a plan. “There’s no doubt that everyone in this team wants to win. We’ve been caught off guard about the cost cap and just the direction of the new regulations, and you just can’t copy and paste and do something different.

It has to evolve and manoeuvre into a different direction. It just takes time. Has it been quick enough? Maybe not but the good thing is we’ve now sat down, we’ve now said OK we’re more open minded, this is maybe the direction we need to go so let’s explore it and let’s get on top of it for next year”.

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