Hamilton Confident in Mercedes’ Winning Potential: ‘I Feel Really Confident’

Lewis Hamilton was on track for pole position until George Russell took it at the last moment in Q3. Now, Hamilton will start second in the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton didn’t expect to be on the front row at Silverstone, even after a strong performance in Austria where Mercedes won their first race since 2022. He thanked the fans who braved bad weather: “Well first off, a big, big thanks to this incredible crowd. We’re so proud to be here.” Talking to David Coulthard after qualifying, he shared how much it meant to perform well at home: “We’re so proud to be here. Three Brits on the front row, in the top three, is incredible. And a huge congratulations to George; he did such a great job. We definitely didn’t expect to be front row this weekend but this is huge for us, for our team; the car felt fantastic out there and so everyone in the garage here, all our team that have come here really deserve this.”

Can Mercedes Secure Another Win?

Mercedes showed strength earlier with Russell leading FP3 timesheets. Qualifying was tough due to wet conditions and a red flag from Sergio Perez but they managed well. Hamilton said: “I think the car felt great it was just about getting the tyre temperatures at the right place and sealing the deal when you needed you had the time on the track so I think I was able to do that, I think ultimately there was still time left on the table which George was able to find.”

Fans might wonder if Mercedes can keep up this momentum.

Looking ahead, Hamilton feels confident about their chances tomorrow and hopes they can work together: “I feel really confident about the car tomorrow. And I think with the conditions we have, we can work together to keep Lando behind,” he concluded.

What do you think? Can Mercedes win again?

Albert Ramirez
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