LEWIS HAMILTON’s woes this season had been analysed by Nico Rosberg, who urged the Briton could also be unable to win races anymore.
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Lewis Hamilton will begin as we speak’s Monaco Grand Prix from eighth on the grid after a tough qualifying session yesterday. The seven time world champion was struggling along with his tyre temperatures, and stated after qualifying that his Mercedes “felt horrendous”. Requested by Sky Sports activities F1 how the automotive felt, Hamilton replied: “Horrendous. It feels fairly dangerous right here.
“Very bumpy for some motive. It’s totally onerous for us to get beneath a second of the [Ferrari and Red Bull] guys, it takes numerous threat.”
Having dominated within the Mercedes for years, the automotive is effectively off the tempo as Ferrari and Purple Bull dominate.
Earlier this month, Hamilton’s former teammate Nico Rosberg gave his view on why the Briton is struggling.
The German stated Hamilton “passionately hates” shedding to teammates as George Russell sits above his compatriot within the drivers’ standings.
Rosberg instructed Sky Sports activities: “It’s undoubtedly a really powerful scenario for Lewis.
Lewis Hamilton information: Hamilton clashed with Rosberg (Picture: getty)
Lewis Hamilton information: Rosberg has analysed Hamilton’s performances (Picture: getty)
“He’s gained a race in each season of his profession and it appears like possibly this would be the yr when he can’t win anymore.
“You possibly can see how the strain is rising and that’s pure. Lewis will clearly begin to present these feelings slightly bit.
“Nonetheless, with the expertise he has I feel he’ll finally handle to maintain these below management. Let’s not overlook additionally Lewis hates ending up behind his team-mate.
“Even when you’re eleventh or thirteenth he actually passionately hates coming in behind his team-mate – it makes him very indignant and that additionally occurred at Imola in qualifying and the dash race so it should put the strain up quite a bit, particularly within the engineering room the place Lewis will probably be pushing more durable and more durable. It is going to be fascinating to look at how that unfolds.”
Rosberg has additionally analysed Hamilton’s efficiency throughout qualifying in Monaco this weekend.
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Lewis Hamilton information: The Monaco road circuit (Picture: getty)
Evaluating him to Russell, he stated: “We all know the Mercedes is tough to drive however George has caught with it and located that stream.
“He’s making unbelievable progress and is in that battle with Lando (Norris) for better of the remaining after Ferrari and Purple Bull.”
Rosberg gained the world championship in 2016, beating Hamilton to the title whereas they had been teammates at Mercedes.
Their years collectively noticed loads of clashes, making one essentially the most hostile rivalries within the sport’s current historical past.
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Lewis Hamilton information: Russell is Hamilton’s teammate (Picture: getty)
Lewis Hamilton information: Rosberg was his rival (Picture: getty)
In Malaysia in 2013, for instance, Rosberg was given a strict staff order to remain behind Hamilton, however the German was not glad.
The next yr, there was the wheel-to-wheel battle in Bahrain, the place it later transpired Rosberg had defied staff orders to remain forward of Hamilton.
In 2015, issues continued to escalate when Hamilton gained the title early within the US Grand Prix – Rosberg famously threw his baseball cap in his path whereas sat within the heat down room.
Then, in 2016, issues received even worse, most notably on the Spanish Grand Prix when the 2 crashed into one another on the primary lap.
The season finale in Abu Dhabi that yr noticed Hamilton controversially sluggish Rosberg to spice up his personal probabilities of successful the title.