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Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

When Lewis Hamilton drove the black W14 for three days continuously in Bahrain, one thing came out with the most clarification; there were no proposing issues this time. But there are ‘no issues at all’ is not the case. Other than the bouncing problems, the new Mercedes F1 challenger is filled with many underlying issues. The three days in Bahrain went not so well for team Mercedes. It has been a reality check for the team. Making Toto Wolff and George Russell settle for being realistic for the upcoming Weekend race, the W14 gave an unexpected, strange loss of downforce. Let’s see how Lewis Hamilton explains these issues of the new Mercedes creation.

Going deep into the past, Lewis Hamilton dug out the problems he faced last year that made him lose for the first time in a hurtful manner. However, he confirmed that this year, no such problem is occurring. Mostly, the problems coming with the new technical rules have been fixed. But still, Mercedes is not perfect; there is a need to increase the pace to operate the car at the standard level.

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Hamilton explained, “at the moment, the bouncing that Mercedes had has pretty much gone, which is a huge step for the team.” Speaking with PlanetF1.com, he claimed that it was nice to drive a car without bouncings after so long. But “there are still some underlying things that the team is working through,” Lewis said.

“Mercedes Worked On The Issue Occurring In Bahrain During Pre-Season Test”- Lewis Hamilton

Meanwhile, speaking of the particular issue that Hamilton figures out as big in the W14, he named “balance.” The seven-time world champion has confirmed that the 2023 Mercedes championship-winning machine is quite out of balance. This has been suspected during the test sessions in Bahrain. The team already started working on the problem overnight.

And this, the way the team worked the whole night to overcome the issue, how Mercedes never gives up, is what impresses Hamilton. Despite struggling with the new car, Lewis is happy with the fact that his colleagues at Mercedes fixed those problems over the week. The Briton is trying to remain positive for the week ahead of the 2023 F1 season begins.

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Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

Lewis Hamilton has assured us that the Silver arrows are working through things. The balance limitations that Mercedes had last year are still present. He claimed to be very proud of his team for continuing to remain positive after the dreadful season. Looking at the reviews, the drivers gave last year after driving the W13 and what the drivers said after driving the W14 is comparatively relieving.

Hamilton tends to belives that through the winter break, the team has done an amazing job. He has been in Mercedes for almost a decade, and every single Mercedes driver has realized is that “they all have the same mental focus and determination,” and they need to fix whatever comes through.