LEWIS HAMILTON was upbeat about Mercedes on Instagram regardless of one other underwhelming weekend on the Miami Grand Prix.
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Lewis Hamilton has lastly proven some positivity after a weekend the place Mercedes did at the very least show indicators of improved tempo on the Miami Grand Prix. The seven-time world champion may solely handle a sixth positioned end, one place behind teammate George Russell, though his shows in observe and qualifying have been a marked enchancment of the struggles he confronted on the Emilia Romagna GP.
Certainly, Hamilton has minimize a downbeat determine up to now in 2022, with the Silver Arrows method off the tempo set by Ferrari and Purple Bull. That notion was compounded in Imola when the British driver was lapped by final season’s title rival Max Verstappen.
The 37-year-old has already written off his possibilities of difficult for the title this yr, and has acquired an apology from staff boss Toto Wolff for his “undriveable automotive.” A modest complete of 36 factors from 5 races up to now, leaving him sixth within the standings, suggests neither are bluffing both.
Regardless, the F1 icon minimize a relaxed determine in America. Within the build-up to the race, he appeared on the ABC Information present, and likewise frolicked on the golf course in a charity occasion with NFL legend Tom Brady.
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Lewis Hamilton was upbeat after the Miami Grand Prix (Picture: GETTY)
And reviewing how his time in America went, on Monday night time Hamilton reached out to his 28 million Instagram followers with an upbeat message: “Reflecting on Miami. We picked up some good factors for the staff, and once more what a tremendous drive from George Russell. General it is a good signal that we’re transferring in the correct path.”
And moreover, he defiantly claimed on his story that the staff’s type would quickly enhance: “We nonetheless have some snags to type out, however I am assured the staff will pull via. They all the time do.”
Mercedes have been nonetheless method off the tempo of Purple Bull and Ferrari in Miami (Picture: GETTY)
In addition to Brady, he was additionally pictured on race day hanging out with the likes of David Beckham and Michael Jordan, and thanked those that had backed the staff.
“Thanks to everybody [who] confirmed assist over the weekend,” he wrote. “To the individuals who got here to the observe and the individuals who watched from dwelling.”