Hamilton Says Mercedes Did Not Listen To Him

Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time Formula One world champion, claims Mercedes ignored him in creating their 2023 car.

Lewis Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, claimed that his Mercedes team ignored him when creating the 2023 Formula One car.

Before finishing fifth in the opening Bahrain Grand Prix race on Sunday, the Englishman told reporters last week that Mercedes was headed in the wrong direction. the complete tale

“There were things I told them last year. Hamilton remarked on the Chequered Flag podcast from BBC Radio 5 Live, “I said the problems that are with the car.

“I’ve driven a lot of cars in my life, so I am aware of what they require. I am aware of what an automobile doesn’t require. In my opinion, accountability is key.

Taking responsibility and admitting, “Yes, you know what? We disregarded your advice. We must work because it is not in the proper place.

“We need to gather up as a team, examine the balance via the corners, and identify all the weak places. What we do is that.

Hamilton has a record-setting 103 victories in Formula One, but his contract expires at the end of the current season.

The 38-year-old had his first season without a race victory in his career last year, but he has denied rumours that he was delaying signing a new contract until he knew how competitive his car was. the complete tale

He told the BBC that Mercedes, whose streak of eight straight constructors’ titles came to an end last year, still had time to turn things around.

“You know, we’re still multiple world champs. Just this time, we didn’t get it right. Last year, we didn’t do it correctly. But that doesn’t exclude us from doing it correctly going forward,” he continued.

In Bahrain, team manager Toto Wolff admitted that Mercedes needed to reassess the vehicle.

“I don’t think this package is going to be competitive eventually,” the Austrian stated in reference to a vehicle that sticks out for having sidepods that are significantly smaller than Red Bull’s design.

We made a mistake the previous year and tried to correct it by adhering to the automobile concept, but it didn’t work, he continued.

Max Verstappen, a two-time world champion for Red Bull, triumphed in Bahrain, and Mexican Sergio Perez finished second. Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin finished third in a vehicle with a Mercedes engine.

Written by Muhammad Qasim