He Formula 1 World Cup launched in 2023 with Aston Martin as the main surprise off the grid, showing off his spectacular progress by putting Fernando Alonso in the third drawer of the podium already Lance Stroll in the sixth position. It was at a Bahrain Grand Prix in which Red Bull showed that it is still several steps ahead and added his first double of the year with the victory of Verstappen ahead of Czech perez.
Added to the forcefulness of Red Bull and the illusion of getting among the top teams at Aston Martin, is the lack of reliability of the other two teams called to fight for victories for another year: Ferrari, with Sainz fourth and Leclerc having to leave, and Mercedes, still far from its best level, with Hamilton fifth and Russell seventh. The German team continues without showing the solvency of years ago with which the World Championships were little less than a walk, achieving the titles from 2014 to 2020 uninterrupted.
Those deficiencies in Mercedes They are not liking Lewis Hamilton at all. The seven-time F1 World Champion, the driver with the most victories in history and the only one who has managed to match Michel Schumacherwant again a single-seater with which to fight for the highest and he has made it known publicly.
“It’s about taking responsibility”
Lewis Hamilton explained his feelings after the first World Cup race and did not bite his tongue in the Formula 1 podcast of the BBC called Checkered Flag: “I already I commented last year on the problems that the car had. I have driven many Formula 1 cars in my life, so I know very well what a car needs and what you don’t need.”
The British stressed that he noticed the elements that had to be improved before Bahrain. “I think it’s about assume the responsibilitythat they admit what there is and say: ‘Did you know? We do not hear you. Right now we are not where we need to be and we need to get to work.'”
“We have to look at the balance of the car in the corners, we have to see and study all our weak points, we have to come together as a team and that’s what we’re doing right now. We’re still multiple world champions, it’s just that we have not hit the nail on the head this time. However, this does not mean that we cannot progress and take a step forward,” Hamilton said of Mercedes’ chances, having only held one Grand Prix.