Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff: Now it’s getting complicated / Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton, George Russell and Mercedes technicians are getting to grips with the Mercedes W13 diva. But is it sufficient to have the ability to win once more in 2023?


Something like this was unthinkable till the top of final 12 months – Mercedes-Benz, with out a single victory of the season, the long-term winner of the Constructors’ Cup. If issues proceed like this: for the star-studded model, it is going to be the primary winless season in Formula 1 since 2011.

It might be Lewis Hamilton’s first winless season in auto racing – because the English prodigy received at the very least as soon as yearly from 2002 to 2021, a complete of 140 trophies that Lewis Hamilton might carry.

Lewis Hamilton at Monza after fifth place: “We should be life like – below regular circumstances Red Bull Racing is unbeatable. In phrases of pure efficiency, they’re superior to all.

According to Mercedes staff boss Toto Wolff, issues are slowly getting critical. Because the 50-year-old Austrian mentioned on the Italian Grand Prix: “We did not have the instruments, the required simulations and the understanding that we’d face such difficulties on our growth path. What we did not understand was that we might drive the automobile the way in which it was designed. No. We not often get the automobile into the very best working window when it comes to aerodynamics and mechanics. And it took us months to make some progress.”

“We do not suppose now we have discovered the holy grail, we perceive every little thing and every little thing might be high quality subsequent 12 months. These weeks are essential. In these two months we have to perceive precisely what we have to do with 2023 in thoughts.

Lewis Hamilton can also be working arduous for 2023. The Brit mentioned: “Every time I get into this automobile, I’ve the chance to supply extra info to my staff – with the goal of getting us on observe for 2023.”

“I spend a major period of time in conferences speaking to the totally different division heads about what we are able to do to be extra aggressive subsequent season. We’re speaking about each possible space – brakes, gear ratios, suspension, floor clearance, aerodynamic traits. It’s about how a automobile ought to really feel when braking into corners and exiting corners. As a driver, I strive as a lot as potential to play my half within the design of the racer.”

Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:20:27.511 hrs
02. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +2.446sec
03. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +3.405
04. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +5.061
05. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +5.380
06. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +6.091
07. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +6.207
08. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpha Tauri, +6.396
09. Nyck de Vries (NL), Williams, +7.122
10. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +7.910
11. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +8,323
12. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +8.549
13. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +1 lap
14. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Alpha Tauri, +1 Rde
15. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +1 lap
16. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 lap
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, engine hassle
Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, Energy Recovery
Fernando Alonso (E), Alpine, water loss, engine overheat
Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, power restoration

Championship standings (after 16 of twenty-two races)

the motive force
01. Verstappen 335 factors
02. Leclerc 219
03. Perez 210
04.Russell 203
05. Saenz 187
06.Hamilton 168
07. Norris 88
08. Okon 66
09.Alonso 59
10. Bottana 46
11. Gasly 22
12. Magnussen 22
13. The Hague 20
14. Ricciardo 19
15. Schumacher 12
16. Tsunoda 11
17. Slope 6
18. Stroll 5
19. Albon 4
20. De Vries 2
21. Latifi 0
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructor’s Trophy
01. Red Bull Racing 545 factors
02.Ferrari 406
03.Mercedes 371
04. Alpine 125
05. McLaren 107
06. Alfa Romeo 52
07. Haas 34
08. Alfatouri 33
09. Aston Martin 25
10.Williams 6


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