Mercedes introduced a brand new ground to the Austin Grand Prix, which notably benefited Lewis Hamilton.
Within the US Grand Prix, Hamilton discovered himself in competition for a victory, though he was later disqualified. Nevertheless, in Mexico, he reaffirmed his robust efficiency, ending second and outpacing the Ferraris.
Hamilton expressed his shock at his efficiency in Mexico, particularly after a difficult qualifying session the place he positioned sixth behind Daniel Ricciardo.
“Actually, I simply wasn’t anticipating that. It is simply at all times an excellent feeling when you’re simply placing one foot in entrance of the opposite and progressing,” Hamilton informed Sky Sports activities F1.
“The weekend had been actually tough in comparison with the final race the place we had simply hit the bottom working. This weekend I used to be actually digging deep to try to get the set-up proper and I feel we did an excellent job.”
The progress of Mercedes‘ W14 automobile has motivated Hamilton for the upcoming season, believing he can compete for the championship once more, one thing he hasn’t completed since 2021.
He harassed the significance of getting a aggressive automobile at his disposal.
Regardless of current rule adjustments posing challenges for Mercedes, Hamilton stays assured within the staff’s capacity to return to their dominant days.
He’s decided to construct a aggressive automobile and is keen to compete head-to-head with Pink Bull.
“I imply I’m extremely happy with my staff, as I mentioned on the finish of the race, I’ve complete religion within the staff,” Hamilton famous.
“I do know we will construct an excellent automobile. We have not for the previous two years however we will construct an excellent automobile.”
Difficult Pink Bull
Mercedes had issue understanding technical specs launched in 2022, however they’ve step by step made progress.
“There may be plenty of engineers, nobody desires to repeat anyone they wish to discover their very own method, we’re progressing. However I’ve heard that Pink Bull are progressing as nicely,” Hamilton continued.
“So, now we have to be actually strategic and actually scientific with the strikes. They know that already however to ensure that us to be battling these guys, they’re so fast on the straight, we had been dropping two and a half tenths into Flip 1.
“However I consider if we will get… I am prepared, so if we will get a automobile that may match them, we’re going to have some nice battles subsequent 12 months.”
Returning to the championship battle will not be simple, as Pink Bull had a dominant automobile this season.
Mercedes is making ready for the 2024 time period with excessive expectations, significantly with their newest package deal launched in Austin, offering priceless information for the championship’s remaining phases.