Lewis Hamilton handed major blow to title hopes as car issues may be ‘difficult’ to fix

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LEWIS HAMILTON and George Russell have been unable to problem for wins this season as they wrestle to extract efficiency from their Mercedes.

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Lewis Hamilton and George Russell ought to have their Mercedes automotive working correctly earlier than the summer season, however discovering a repair will not be that straightforward, based on ex-driver Derek Warwick. The race steward claimed porpoising points have been “tough to duplicate within the wind tunnel” which can make it laborious for the Silver Arrows to discover a repair.

Mercedes has struggled with the bouncing issues for the reason that begin of the season, leaving the workforce unable to problem anyplace close to title favourites Ferrari and Purple Bull. The workforce has picked up simply two podiums this season with hamilton solely scoring one level after a horror Saudi Arabian GP.

Each drivers lie greater than 34 factors behind Charles Leclerc within the driver’s standings however there may be hope contained in the camp that the problems might be solved.

Nevertheless, Warwick claims with porpoising you’ll “by no means know” how lengthy it might take to discover a resolution. However, the previous driver claimed he would nonetheless be “stunned” if the problems have been plaguing the motive force’s all through the summer season.

Chatting with Categorical Sport, Warwick mentioned: “Porpoising and aerodynamics, it is so tough to duplicate it within the wind tunnel. Yeah, I feel it’s very tough. I might be stunned if it nonetheless goes on in the summertime. However with porpoising and aerodynamics you by no means do know.

“Let’s hope he challenges Leclerc and Max [Verstappen] going ahead.”

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Lewis Hamilton handed major blow to title hopes as car issues may be 'difficult' to fix

Lewis Hamilton has been handed an early title blow (Picture: Getty)

Mercedes have been initially anticipated to carry some new upgrades to the automotive in Australia however these didn’t arrive. The Silver Arrows are anticipated to carry some minor updates to the automotive forward of this weekend’s race in Imola to present a small enhance for the following two races.

It’s then assumed additional updates might be put in on the following European race in Spain. Nevertheless, their most important rivals for the title are additionally set for enhancements with Ferrari and Purple Bull each confirming they’ve small upgrades deliberate.

Mercedes chief strategist James Vowles has hinted at new upgrades for the automotive, claiming there was “monumental” work happening on the vehicles to discover a resolution.

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Lewis Hamilton handed major blow to title hopes as car issues may be 'difficult' to fix

Lewis Hamilton has struggled in his new Mercedes (Picture: Getty)

He mentioned: “We’re lucky to have a base in Brackley, and in Brixworth, with tons of of individuals working each hour they probably can to make this racing automotive quick, aggressive and a championship winner. The work that goes on between races is gigantic.

“There’s a turnaround of parts, there are upgrades, there may be an understanding of issues that we have now and the way can we transfer the efficiency ahead each on the PU aspect and likewise on the chassis aspect.”

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