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The controversy between Hamilton and Fernando Alonso derived from the Belgian Grand Prix seems to have subsided after admitting the Englishman was guilty of the accident that left him out of the race and, in the second instance, that the Asturian has publicly apologized for the reaction he had after witnessing the dangerous maneuver of the seven times world champion.
Of course, the controversy continues to surround the figure of Lewis, although this time it is not the Alpine driver who is greatly affected by it, but World Cup leader Max Verstappen. The superiority of the Dutchman so far, except for the first races of the year, is being indisputable and that means that his closest pursuers are very close to giving up in the fight for the title. Max is almost 100 points ahead of second in the table, Charles Leclerc, and with nine races to go before the end of the campaign, it seems remote that a change of leader could take place.
In addition to this, Hamilton long ago stopped dreaming of winning the 2022 championshipespecially after the grotesque campaign start signed by Mercedesand that is why English has left its sworn enemy speechless in the paddock with a very ambitious declaration of intent, but already looking at the next challenge.
The Briton no longer has any other motivation in the commitments that remain to be played this season than to prepare the 2023 car to avoid debacles such as those signed in the first months of the coursewhich opened a wrenching gap between Mercedes and Red Bull: “I’m focused on trying to articulate exactly what I feel in the car, what I want in next year’s car and making sure it gets done. Everything moves so fast. You have to tighten the brakes or the front suspension now. The gearbox is already signed. Everything is done well in advance”, in words collected by Crash.
So that, Hamilton not only makes it clear that he will be back in contention for the title next yearalready providing cause for concern to Maxbut knows exactly what are the aspects to improve in a W13 that so much disparity of sensations is leaving in the present World Cup: Will it take effect in 2023 to take the gold from Verstappen?