Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is optimistic about his chances at this weekend’s French Grand prix, suggesting that the first win of the season isn’t far away.
Hamilton will be competing in his 300th F1 race this weekend (Courtesy: Reuters)
- Hamilton has bounced back from his troubles in the initial part of the season
- The seven-time World Champion is hopeful of his chances at the French GP
- Hamilton claims that Mercedes is constantly looking to improve
Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is confident of his chances at the upcoming French Grand Prix this weekend, saying that the first win of the season is getting close.
After a shaky start to the current campaign, Hamilton and Mercedes have been able to bounce back and secured a hat-trick of podiums in the last three races. The seven-time World Champion finished in third at the Canadian, British and Austrian Grand Prix.
Speaking ahead of his 300th career race in F1, Hamilton, as quoted by Eurosport, insisted that he is confident and can land the first race win of the season at Circuit Paul Ricard.
“It doesn’t faze me because I’m getting towards that win. I do believe we’ll be able to compete with these guys, whether it be now or five races.”
“I think about the journey, we’ve got consistency and we’ve continued to push no-one in our team has given up. It’s been a really valuable lesson learned for all of us and experience,” said Hamilton.
While the Mercedes duo of Hamilton and George Russell initially struggled a bit with the W13 car, but have now come to grips after changes have been made throughout the season.
The seven-time World Champion feels that the team has improved certain areas of the car which will help them massively once they get back to the top spot. Hamilton also said that the team is hoping to discover something to move forward with.
“We’ve sharpened our tools in other areas, so when we do get back to where we deserve to be, we’ll appreciate it that much more. Every weekend we’re hoping to improve for sure.”
“I don’t know what to expect this weekend. We’re constantly making changes to the car, aero-surfaces and everything. I’m hoping we discover something to move forward. In general, it’s been a decent race for us,” said Hamilton.
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