“Two of them together will make it difficult”– Lewis Hamilton talks about how difficult Sergio Perez is making Mercedes bother.
Sergio Perez, only six races old for Red Bull, has managed to bag a win with his recent impactful performance in Azerbaijan. With this, he straight climbed to P3 in the drivers’ championship race.
The ideal situation for the Milton-Keynes based team to be in. Lewis Hamilton, who lost the race against Perez, has now remarked how the Mexican is making it tough for his team to contend for the championship.
“I mean, the car is incredibly fast,” Hamilton said when asked about whether Perez is now an additional concern for him in the title fight against Red Bull.
Speaking to select members of the media, including RacingNews365, Hamilton explained, “So I think undoubtedly, the two of them together will make it difficult. That’s what we expected at the beginning of the year. And so we’re just gonna just keep our head down.”
It’s hard to keep up with them.
Hamilton’s W12 clearly struggled in both street circuits– Monaco and Azerbaijan and adding that their own blunders gave Red Bull an incentive. But Hamilton also confessed that Red Bull is hard to catch this year.
“I think I mean, that’s where you can see clearly; the Red Bull is the quickest at the moment,” Hamilton sighed. Very, very hard to keep up with them today (Sunday).”
“And so to have been in the mix, and in that position was really, really amazing experience. And it’s quite a humbling experience, actually to come away with nothing. After all the hard work, but these things happen.”
Lewis Hamilton isolated
For the last couple of years, Max Verstappen was isolated with his previous two teammates Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon failing to catch up with the expectations.
Perez also had a slow start to the season, but being a veteran, he seems to pick up with the car and now looks to be an ideal camaraderie of Verstappen.
On the other hand, Bottas, who was helping Mercedes to split Red Bull and Ferrari so far, is now struggling with W12, and in Azerbaijan, he even failed to be even in the points bracket. So, ironically Hamilton is isolated.