Hamilton finished the last race, at the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia, only tenth. His biggest competitor and current world champion Max Verstappen won.
While the Briton Louis Hamilton hopes that he will win a record eighth world title in Formula 1 this season, it seems that it will not be such an easy job for him. Namely, after two Formula 1 races this season, it can be seen that Mercedes remains behind rivals from Red Bull and Ferrari. Hamilton finished the last race, at the Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia, only tenth. His biggest competitor and current world champion Max Verstappen won. Everyone is wondering what happened to Mercedes and Hamilton this season.
Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said after the race in Saudi Arabia: – Lewis and George did a good job, they could both be a few more places ahead, but unfortunately they don’t have a car capable of that at the moment. We don’t have the car we want. We lag behind in everything. The next race for the Australian Grand Prix takes place on April 10th. Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner believes Mercedes will quickly return to winning habits. Mercedes has problems with bouncing and being overweight, but Horner believes in real competition: – Until we see a sample of three or four races, we will not get a true picture of the form. Since the rules are at an early stage, the development will be very fast, very steep and of course a team like Mercedes, with the strength and depth they have, will fight back very, very fast if they are on the wrong foot.