After profitable eight straight constructors’ titles between 2014 and 2021, Mercedes struggled with F1’s change to all-new rules for 2022 as a number of key points on its W13 challenger prevented it from maintaining tempo with Crimson Bull and Ferrari.
Whereas the Brackley outfit has made strides getting on high of its dealing with and bouncing issues, the W13 stays a way behind the frontrunners and can want a serious push over the low season to get its 2023 automobile proper.
Hamilton says he’s enjoying his half in attempting to maintain the crew within the manufacturing unit motivated and able to come out swinging with subsequent 12 months’s W14.
“I’ve obtained to try to proceed to gee everyone up, be certain we depart no stone unturned in order that subsequent 12 months, we arrive, and we are able to battle for positions that we should be combating for,” the seven-time champion mentioned.
“I believe what we at all times have to recollect is it is a crew, there are individuals at this crew which were right here over 20 years and delivered eight titles since I’ve been right here, and extra earlier than [as Brawn in 2009].
“They know the right way to construct a world championship combating automobile. For me, it’s simply attempting to assist them in one of the best ways I can.”
Hamilton believes his crew has a adequate deal with on its present points to construct a much-improved challenger for subsequent 12 months, saying he has “little question that we’ll have a greater automobile” in 2023.
“I believe for us we all know what the issues are with this automobile,” he defined.
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG, within the crew’s storage
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“We have not gone from being world champions to not with the ability to construct a great automobile. I’ve little question that we’ll have a greater automobile subsequent 12 months.
“Whether or not or not we have rectified each subject that we’ve this 12 months, we’ll discover out after we get there.”
With 4 races left in 2022, Mercedes heads to Austin on 387 factors, 67 behind second-placed Ferrari and effectively away from midfield challengers Alpine and McLaren. Because of this, it’s all however assured to complete the season third within the constructors’ championship.