LEWIS HAMILTON has had a horror begin to the brand new season as Mercedes proceed to wrestle to familiarize yourself with their automotive.
Mercedes: What’s gone unsuitable on the F1 and might they get well?
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Lewis Hamilton has addressed rumours he’ll give up F1 after Mercedes’ unsuccessful begin to the season in a cryptic social media message on Fb and Instagram. The seven-time champion appeared to shoot down any claims he’ll depart the game, stating that he could be the one to resolve when his time was up.
The 33-year-old mentioned: “Engaged on my masterpiece, I will be the one to resolve when it is completed.” The caption was accompanied by a picture of Hamilton standing in his Mercedes storage, confirming the cryptic message was about his racing profession.
Hamilton addressed retirement rumours straight over the Imola Grand Prix weekend, claiming he was not a quitter. He mentioned feedback he had seen from sure people have been ‘nonsense’ and ‘foolish’, suggesting he could be at Mercedes to assist clean the cracks of their tough patch.
He added: “I’ve been with Mercedes since I used to be 13. We’ve had superb occasions collectively. We’ve ridden the highs and lows collectively. I’m 100 per cent dedicated to this group.
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Lewis Hamilton has addressed retirement rumours in a social media message (Picture: Fb / Lewis Hamilton)
“There’s nowhere else that I need to be. Simply because we’ve hit a tough patch, it’s simply not in my DNA to again out.” Mercedes have struggled with porpoising points all season and seem to not take pleasure in the identical energy benefit as earlier seasons.
This has pushed the Silver Arrows into the midfield with each Hamilton and George Russell being knocked out in Q2 in qualifying final weekend. Russell might get well to fourth in the course of the course of Sunday’s race however Hamilton was caught outdoors the factors and will solely salvage thirteenth.
It leaves the a number of champion down in seventh within the factors standings and already nicely adrift of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc. Many different pundits have already weighed in on Hamilton’s future, with a number of claiming he may quickly give up.
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Hamilton was solely thirteenth in Imola after a depressing weekend (Picture: Getty)
After the primary race of the season, Martin Brundle advised the Briton wouldn’t take pleasure in racing if his automotive was not aggressive all through the season. Ted Kravitz additionally added to the controversy in Imola, claiming Hamilton is probably going questioning his future within the sport.
He mentioned: “That is the last word combat, having a automotive that even when he does galvanise himself and the group, he’s solely able to being a midfield runner. That isn’t the scenario that Mercedes are used to. He’ll be questioning his future throughout the group as as to if he needs to hold round for that.”