“If we’re not to develop and improve our car, this is the result you’re gonna see”– Lewis Hamilton doesn’t want to lose hope on 2021.
For the first time since 2013, Red Bull secured four successive wins in a Formula 1 season, and it has certainly made them top the standings with a 40 points lead.
Lewis Hamilton believes that this is because Mercedes is not upgrading the car before every Grand Prix, as they have already shifted their focus to 2022.
“I think we’ve got still many races ahead of us, and we got to keep pushing,” Hamilton told RacingNews365 and other selected members of the media.
“We’re world champions and that’s what we need. We can definitely improve if we put our minds to it. But yeah, I mean, if we’re not to develop and improve our car for the rest of the year, this is the result you’re gonna see.”
“Because as I said, that really eked outperformance in these last few races, whenever it’s been in France, with the engine or with a new wing, but there’s another Technical Directive coming out for the wings.”
“I don’t know if they’re stopping the bendiness or not. Maybe that levels the playing field.”
It’s going to be difficult ahead
While Red Bull has pledged to keep working on their 2021 car, Mercedes has promised to do the opposite, and it somewhat bothers Hamilton, but the Briton is not going to object to the decision.
“I’m not going to question the team’s logic and how they go through the process. Of course, as I said, I’d love if they’d have given us an upgrade, we would love an upgrade. But I don’t think is in the pipeline at the moment, we were down on a few areas,” the 36-year-old added.
“But as I said, they’ve taken a decent step forwards and we’ll work as hard as we can to maneuver around it. But in terms of baseline performance, this is what we got. I think we did a decent job today, but it’s probably gonna get harder.”