Hamilton’s ‘amazing’ Mercedes confession.

March 22, 2024

Lewis Hamilton has had a difficult start to the new Formula 1 season but is confident of taking a step forward at Albert Park this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton insisted that Mercedes have ” fantastic” car this season as the team looks to unlock more potential in Australia.

Mercedes has struggled over the past two seasons and has fallen back-to-back since the introduction of new technical rules in 2022.

Hamilton has not won a race with the current generation car, with the last win coming at the penultimate race of the 2021 campaign in Saudi Arabia.

The seven-time world champion described last year’s W14 machine as the “bad sister”. Its 2022 predecessor in the Netflix docuseries Drive To Survive.

Hamilton, however, took a much more optimistic view of the W15, claiming, “It’s definitely not a bad sister or anything like that,” Hamilton said.”I think , that we have a great car, it has a lot of potential and I don’t think we have maximized it now.”

Hamilton hopes Melbourne will be a “step up”Hamilton has not had a happy start to the new season , finishing seventh in Bahrain and ninth in Saudi Arabia.

But the 39-year-old is confident he can take it a step further at Albert Park this weekend. won twice in his career.”

There are steps you can take with the set-up… eventually [eliminating] the mistakes.

We’re obviously not happy with how we performed in the first two races,” he said.”But I think there’s a lot more potential that we haven’t fully exploited yet.

So that’s where everyone’s focus is, I’m just trying to understand the car.”And we hope that this that weekend is a step forward.

A lot of work is done, all heads are down numbers and I’m confident about this weekend.”We’ve had two not-so-great races, but there’s still a long way to go.