LEWIS HAMILTON has struggled for tempo this season with the Briton now languishing seventh within the standings.
Mercedes: What’s gone incorrect on the F1 and might they recuperate?
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Lewis Hamilton has been dominated out of the F1 title race with nearly three-quarters of Specific readers claiming the seven-time champion can’t win this season. A large 70.3 per cent of readers mentioned Hamilton was out of the title battle in a serious blow to the British star.
A complete of 29.7 per cent mentioned Hamilton was not out of the image simply but after solely 4 races this season. Mercedes have promised a set of updates for Miami after which additional modifications on the Spanish Grand Prix on the finish of Might.
Nevertheless, the dearth of tempo has not stopped George Russell from securing a string of wonderful factors finishes. The Mercedes rookie has now scored 4 top-five finishes to depart him fourth within the drivers’ standings.
Specific F1 followers have definitely observed this with 7.2 per cent claiming Russell was the most effective performing driver on the present grid. In the meantime, solely 3.8 per cent of respondents mentioned Hamilton was the most effective performing driver this season.
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A large 70 p.c of F1 followers do not assume Lewis Hamilton can win the title (Picture: Getty)
Championship chief Charles Leclerc solely obtained 25 per cent of the help with Max Verstappen topping the ballot with 43 per cent. The ballot additionally revealed F1 followers had turned their again on the probabilities of Mercedes securing a constructors’ title this season.
The Silver Arrows have received the final eight for the reason that begin of the turbo-hybrid period in 2014. Nevertheless, followers chosen Pink Bull as the most effective performing crew this season with 53 per cent of the vote.
Simply six per cent mentioned Mercedes had been the most effective constructor this season.
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Lewis Hamilton has struggled for tempo up to now this season (Picture: Getty)
A large 30 per cent additionally chosen Mclaren because the third-fastest crew with simply 12 per cent backing Mercedes. After the primary two races, Mercedes had claimed they had been the third-fastest crew on the grid and had a buffer to the midfield behind.
Nevertheless, the Silver Arrows have dropped again into the clutches of the midfield whereas Mclaren has sorted out the brake points which plagued them in Bahrain. Hamilton and Russell had been each knocked out of Q2 on Friday at Imola and couldn’t again up floor throughout Saturday’s dash race.
Hamilton was caught within the midfield DRS prepare all afternoon and completed thirteenth.