Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton has visited the Mercedes factory and expressed optimism about the upcoming W15 car, hoping it will help the team be more competitive in the next season after a disappointing season without a single Grand Prix victory.
‣ Lewis Hamilton has been visiting the Mercedes factory and is optimistic about the upcoming W15 car, despite a disappointing season with no Grand Prix victories for the team.
‣ Hamilton is not an engineer or designer, but finds the car development process exciting and regularly visits the wind tunnel to see the car’s evolution.
‣ Hamilton expressed his faith in the team working on the car and hopes for a more competitive position in the next season.
‣ The last time Hamilton won a Formula One race was in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 2021, and he hopes to win another Grand Prix in 2024.
Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time champion, has been seen at the Mercedes factory recently. This visit comes after a less than stellar season where Mercedes didn’t manage to snag even one Grand Prix victory.
The team’s focus? To catch up to Max Verstappen‘s Red Bull Racing in the coming season.
Hamilton, despite the past season’s disappointments, was optimistic about his new ride, the W14. And now, with the W15 in the pipeline, he’s feeling good again. He said, “I’m not an engineer or a designer, so it’s not easy [to say anything about the technology]. You see the car, and it’s exciting. It’s always the exciting time of the year because I have seen the car in the wind tunnel.”
Hamilton has a habit of visiting the wind tunnel at the factory. He likes to see how the car is evolving, in whichever direction it takes. He said, “When I was leaving yesterday, I popped in just to see where we were and when I come back, it will be again, a different animal. I have full faith in everyone that’s working on it. And hopefully, we’ll be in a much more competitive position next year.”
Hamilton is undoubtedly gunning for another Grand Prix win in 2024. The last time he crossed the finish line first in a Formula One race was back in 2021, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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