Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said before the race weekend in Austria that he believes his team can achieve at least one victory this season.
Mercedes are deep in the shadow of Red Bull and Ferrari this season, and Hamilton believes that can change in the second half of the season.
A long way has been traveled. At the beginning of the year I was definitely not sure about us. We seemed to have a lot of catching up to do with the others. But from Canada, everything started to look encouraging. Now I really see the potential in the car, and at Silverstone you could see the potential to win. I am really convinced that Mercedes will win this year – said Hamilton.
However, he does not expect that in Austria.
- We always struggled in Austria, so it will be very difficult to win. But it is not impossible.