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Sir Lewis Hamilton has been winless since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. His last race win came in Jeddah that year. It was the penultimate race of that season, and the championship decider race was the next one in Abu Dhabi. The seven-time champion lost that race to the current reigning champion Max Verstappen. On one end, the Dutch racer has never looked back since he won his maiden title in 2021.

He went on to win two more championships in the next two years. On the other hand, Lewis Hamilton went through the longest winless spell in his career. He has won 103 F1 races, the most for any driver. Only the great Michael Schumacher has the same number of F1 titles as the great Briton. But it has been 51 Grands Prix that Hamilton has been winless in a row. He has had enough of it as he looks to bounce back hard. 


Lewis Hamilton Wants To Win Again With Mercedes

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Recently, in an interview with CBS News, Hamilton mentioned that it has been a tough and challenging phase in his career. But he said that it could have been worse. Moreover, the seven-time champion mentioned that there has been a lot of team bonding during this really transitional period between him and Mercedes. Adding to that, the English racer noted that such low moments within the group ultimately provide opportunities to bring everybody together. Moreover, Lewis Hamilton said the whole team had a growing experience as they all had been vulnerable within the team. Nevertheless, Hamilton believes the phase has been tough, but they exist to win. Moreover, the Mercedes superstar talked about the importance of shifting the perspective when the team is not winning.

Now, the seven-time champion feels it is more about improving as well as chasing. Moreover, he added that everybody needs to come together to focus on finding ways to get back to where they want to be. On top of that, Lewis Hamilton mentioned that he loved the experience of rallying everyone up. He described the picture within the team as like, “It’s been three years, so I’ve had enough of this.” Hence, everybody at Mercedes wants to get back to the level where they were three years ago. It will be Hamilton’s last year at Mercedes. All he wanted was his final year with the Silver Arrows be the most spectacular one. However, nothing’s really going his way at the moment. 

The Seven-time Champion Described The Most Painful Part Of 2024

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Lewis Hamilton told CBS News that he wanted the 2024 season to be his “Best season.” Since that has not been the case so far, it makes Hamilton feel like it is the most painful part of the year. Moreover, the superstar racer mentioned that everybody at the factory and within the team has worked so hard. Everybody wanted it to be a great year. But Hamilton added that the whole journey so far has been very emotional for him because he loves the Silver Arrows so much. 

Moreover, he revealed that his decision to switch teams was not because he was unhappy or had any kind of relationship issues there within the team. He noted Mercedes has supported him since he was 13 years old and has been with him through thick and thin. Clearly, Hamilton says it is a strange transition at present. 

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