Lewis Hamilton reveals his next two focuses for when F1 retirement finally arrives

April 3, 2024

Mercedes will hope to return from their Melbourne troubles with a more grounded appearing in Japan, the group having utilized the time between rounds to zero in on working on the W15 such that will surely satisfy Lewis Hamilton.

It has been an unpleasant beginning to the F1 2024 mission for Mercedes, however the dissatisfactions increased at the Australian Excellent Prix with neither Hamilton nor partner George Russell seeing the checkered banner.

Hamilton exited with a motor disappointment, while Russell crashed in the end arranges while seeking after Fernando Alonso. It was after his Q2 end that Hamilton wailed over the “irregularity” of the W15, having in the last practice meeting completed inside a 10th of Charles Leclerc’s P1 time in the Ferrari.

In this way, Hamilton will be really glad to hear from Mercedes supervisor Toto Wolff that the group has hunkered down on making the W15 more steady as F1 shows up at the fourth stop on the F1 2024 schedule, the Japanese Excellent Prix. “Following a troublesome end of the week in Australia, it’s great to get back hustling in Japan this end of the week,” said Wolff. “Since Melbourne, we have been centered around working on the consistency of the W15.

The vehicle has given indications of solid execution once in a while, yet we’ve attempted to convey this at the crucial points in time across the initial three races. “Suzuka, with its broadly quick breadths blended in with some low-speed content, in addition to rise change, will give an alternate test to the circuits we’ve dashed at up until this point.

It is hence one more great chance to expand on our learnings and dissect the work that has been embraced since Australia.” The Japanese GP has come around recently, with Formula 1’s visit to Suzuka customarily having occurred in the end phases of the Big showdown as of late.

Wolff however doesn’t really accept that this will have a “significant effect” on the track conditions and positively not on the consistently enthusiastic and exuberant Japanese F1 fanbase. “We head to Japan at a somewhat prior season than normal this season,” Wolff noted. “While it is probably not going to have a significant effect, it will be vital to see any distinctions that this causes as far as track conditions.

“One thing that won’t change is the wonderful help from the Japanese fans. Once more it is consistently a fabulous climate at Suzuka and I’m certain it will be a similar this end of the week.”