Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he wants to fight with his team for victories starting with his home race for the UK Grand Prix.
Mercedes has started the season badly with new technical rules. The car of the German team does not give what they hoped for in 2022.
The W13, which was introduced and later came to Barcelona for the first pre-season tests, did not show the performance with which the Silver Arrows would continue the dominance that began in 2014.
In Bahrain, Mercedes surprised the motorsport world with its B version of the car, which has virtually no sidewalls.
The team hoped that this concept would bring the desired progress and that they would be able to oppose even then the teams that stood out: Ferrari and Red Bull.
However, even this concept does not give real results. Mercedes fell behind the Italian and Austrian teams. In Barcelona, they brought upgrades with which they hoped to make progress, because they were satisfied with the way the car behaved.
But new inconvenience has occurred on the streets of Monte Carlo. The bouncing, which plagues the German team, is back again. The head of Mercedes was visibly dissatisfied with such a situation, and said that they again have the same lag behind the leading teams.
On the other hand, Hamilton hopes that his team will turn things around, something they did last year in Silverstone when the seven-time champion came to victory with the Verstappen incident, and that he wants the same to be done this year: start with victories.
“I hope that from Silverstone we can have a car where we need it, at least until then, so that we can fight these drivers (Ferrari and Red Bull) to win,” said Hamilton.
“That’s what I work for every day, so we can fight at home and give them the best race we can,” he added.
The Briton once again expressed his belief that the Mercedes team is up to the task, so he has no doubt that he will not improve.
“I know everyone in the factory is working as hard as they can to keep making progress with the car, and I have no doubt we will,” concluded Lewis Hamilton.