Lewis Hamilton 2022 season started Formula 1 with a third place in Bahrain, benefited by the failure suffered by Sergio 'Checo' Pérez's car on the
Lewis Hamilton 2022 season started Formula 1 with a third place in Bahrain, benefited by the failure suffered by Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez’s car on the last lap. However, after that he had to wait until Canada to finish in the top three again.
Since Montreal, the Briton has 5 consecutive podiums, the most recent two being second place, and he is also the only driver to have finished all the races. Also, his partner George Russell he only left at Silverstone due to the collision with Guanyu Zhouwhich has allowed Mercedes to stay in the fight.
However, it is clear to Hamilton that not only reliability can be relied upon to compete this season. So far, the German team has not achieved a single victory and the seven-time world champion pointed out that they need to improve their performance to keep up with Red Bull and ferrari.
“We still lack performance, which is difficult because I think there is potential in this car, but we have had to depower it so it doesn’t rebound,” said the British driver in an interview with Viaplay. Also, he pointed out that Mercedes He still has to improve several aspects to have a better pace in qualifying and in the race.
“We’ve had very good reliability, but we can’t always rely on reliability to keep us on the podium, so we really need performance,” said Hamilton, who was helped in part by retirements from Sergio ‘Checo’ PerezCharles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz in Canada, Austria and France.
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For now, the Brit remains sixth in the Drivers’ Championship, 10 points behind Carlos Sainz and 12 from his partner George Russell. While Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship is third, 30 behind Ferrari and 127 behind Red Bullwhich remains the leader with a comfortable advantage.