Nico Rosberg explains Lewis Hamilton position after chat with Mercedes insiders

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LEWIS HAMILTON has endured a troublesome begin to the 2022 System One season.

Nico Rosberg explains Lewis Hamilton position after chat with Mercedes insiders

Nico Rosberg has provided the within Mercedes view on Lewis Hamilton (Picture: SKY SPORTS / GETTY)

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Nico Rosberg has been assured that Lewis Hamilton is ‘extraordinarily motivated’ and expects to see a greater model of the Mercedes ace for the rest of the season. Hamilton has endured a irritating yr and already seems to be sidelined within the race for the world championship.

The seven-times world champion has struggled within the new W13 automobile and has largely been outperformed by new team-mate George Russell. Hamilton appeared extra snug eventually week’s Spanish Grand Prix however suffered a troublesome time in follow forward of Monaco on Friday. 

He was sixth quickest and complained of the automobile bouncing on a ‘bumpy’ monitor. However former Mercedes colleague Rosberg has insisted that individuals inside Mercedes imagine Hamilton is ‘extraordinarily motivated’ to beat his tough begin to 2022. 

The German instructed Sky Sports activities: “He is in good type this yr. He has had unhealthy luck in comparison with George [Russell]. I’ve additionally spoken to folks inside Mercedes who say he’s extraordinarily motivated.

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Nico Rosberg explains Lewis Hamilton position after chat with Mercedes insiders

Lewis Hamilton was sixth quickest in Monaco Grand Prix follow (Picture: GETTY)

“It was attention-grabbing to listen to. Now that the automobile appears to be getting higher, we are going to see Hamilton for the remainder of the season.” 

Hamilton struggled for efficiency in Monaco on Friday. It was a slight setback after a superb Spanish Grand Prix efficiency that noticed him end fifth. 

He may need completed on the rostrum in Barcelona had it not been for an early collision with Kevin Magnussen. The Brit has not completed within the high three for the reason that first occasion of the season in Bahrain. 

And Hamilton is eager to handle expectations forward of Sunday’s Grand Prix, insisting Mercedes’ job is to remain forward of McLaren. He has conceded that he’s not snug with the monitor. 

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Nico Rosberg explains Lewis Hamilton position after chat with Mercedes insiders

Lewis Hamilton is a good distance off the world championship leaders in 2022 (Picture: EXPRESS SPORT)

“It is the bumpiest the monitor’s ever been. It is in all probability the bumpiest monitor I’ve ever pushed,” Hamilton stated after Friday’s follow periods. 

“That makes it tough however typically our automobile bounces so much. It is totally different bouncing to what we have skilled previously as a result of it is within the low velocity [corners] additionally, but it surely’s not aero. The bumps are making it worse.

“Placing a lap collectively is, wow, entire new floor. I do not bear in mind experiencing that earlier than.

“The grip does not really feel horrible but it surely’s simply eyeballs popping out of the sockets. As anticipated, I did not assume we’d be as fast because the Ferraris and Crimson Bulls. Our battle is to try to keep forward of the McLarens.”


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