Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Source: SportsMax

Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has been waiting to win a race for a long time now. The racer who has won the most F1 races in history is struggling to win since the last time in Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. But as the credit used to go to the car when he used to win, the blame should also go to the Mercedes car for Hamilton’s failure. It is known to everyone that the seven-time champion is 38 at present and in the twilight of his career. Despite that, the contract extension between the Briton and Mercedes is not final yet. Apparently, before moving to the next season, the team and the Briton are hoping to end the race-win drought. And to achieve that, Mercedes introduced new upgrades in Monaco, and the car started to perform better gradually.

Since the Monaco upgrades, Lewis Hamilton secured two more podiums. The first one for Mercedes and him was in the Australian Grand Prix in 2023. It was the pre-Monaco upgrade period. But in the post-Monaco upgrades, Hamilton finished at P2 and P3 in the Spanish and the Canadian Grands Prix, respectively. Looking forward to something similar, the team was expecting to extend the podium streak to the Austrian Grand Prix as well. But it was a horrible experience for the entire Silver Arrows and the drivers at the Red Bull Ring. On top of that, it was a sprint format with new track rules and regulations. Hence, the Austrian Grand Prix this year has been, as usual, not a great hunting ground for Lewis Hamilton. But he is looking to get back the momentum in the British Grand Prix next weekend.


Lewis Hamilton Looking For Redemption In Silverstone Next Weekend

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Source: SPORT

Lewis Hamilton clearly had the worst race in Austria this year. He received a 10 seconds penalty and dropped to P8 after the checkered flag. As a result, his teammate George Russell moved to P7 ahead of him. The seven-time world champion was evidently not happy with the car’s slow pace and rear end. Moreover, he is not a big fan of the sprint format. However, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, after the promising results in Canada, mentioned that there will be more upgrades before the summer break. They are apparently waiting for the introduction of the major upgrades in the home race at Silverstone.

But will those changes help Lewis Hamilton win again after a winless season? It is still a very big question mark. However, Toto Wolff feels that the Silverstone upgrades can put Mercedes back on the same momentum as in Pre-Austrian Grand Prix. According to him, the Red Bull Ring has never been suitable for Hamilton and Mercedes due to high altitudes. On the other hand, the Briton always had great success on his home track at the British Grand Prix over the years. From 2013 to 2021, he won every time in Silverstone but twice. Hence, Hamilton would look to redeem himself in England this weekend.

Red Bull Is On The Verge Of Breaking More Records In The Next Races

Red Bull Boss Drivers
Red Bull Boss Drivers Source: Marca

Despite Mercedes rolling any kind of upgrades, rivals Red Bull and Max Verstappen are on a roll this year. If combining the last two years, they have won ten races in a row at a stretch and nine from nine GPs this year so far. In that wins, Verstappen has won seven out of nine so far. Apparently, Red Bull had this level of success back in 2013 with Sebastian Vettel. Only McLaren in 1988 holds the record for most wins in a row – 11. But it looks like the Milton Keynes team can break the record McLaren if they don’t face any reliability issues.