Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes facing ‘big decisions’ to solve problems at Azerbaijan GP

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LEWIS HAMILTON and Mercedes are encountering extra issues in Azerbaijan.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes facing 'big decisions' to solve problems at Azerbaijan GP

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dealing with ‘huge selections’ to unravel issues at Azerbaijan GP (Picture: GETTY)

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Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have been warned they might have to “take some huge selections” to present their System One season some path once more. The Silver Arrows regarded to have turned a nook in Spain however struggled in Monaco and had a tricky Friday on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hamilton was left sore from his W13 struggling heavy porpoising in Baku whereas George Russell spoke of points with tyres and mentioned after second follow: “Ferrari and Crimson Bull, they appeared to have the ability to flip it on. In the intervening time, they simply have an inherently quicker automotive than us and we have achieved the whole lot we are able to to try to catch up.”

And 1996 world champion Damon Hill fears for Toto Wolff’s Silver Arrows, suggesting the group have misplaced their path as soon as extra and have some huge calls to make imminently. Hill advised Sky Sports activities F1: “It appears to be like like they’re making an attempt the whole lot they’ll consider.

“In case you hearken to Lewis saying that he tried one other experimental set-up but once more, with out a lot success. That is the place you begin to go, basically have we gone improper someplace with our idea?

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes facing 'big decisions' to solve problems at Azerbaijan GP

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes dealing with ‘huge selections’ to unravel issues at Azerbaijan GP (Picture: GETTY)

“Then, that is a bit extra of a headache as a result of you may’t simply do this with upgrades, it is tough to do this with upgrades. They mentioned that they felt like that they had a path in Spain, but it surely’s been misplaced once more.

“They should ask themselves some huge questions and take some huge selections, I believe.” Requested if Mercedes ought to write off their 2022 season after simply seven races, Hill, 61, added: “A season is rarely a write-off. You’ve got received plenty of races developing and nonetheless lots of time, however they should discover a path.”

Hamilton advised Sky Sports activities after ending P12 in FP2: “I am a bit sore. We’re hitting some critical speeds on the finish right here and it is bouncing so much. We tried one thing experimental on my automotive and it did not really feel that nice to be sincere.

“However least we tried it and received some knowledge on it and now we’ll undergo it. For tomorrow we’ll in all probability revert again to what we modified. We’re 1.6 seconds or 1.3 seconds [off the pace] or no matter it’s, that is a good distance away. A number of it’s on the straights.”

F1 knowledgeable and ex-racer Paul di Resta in the meantime mentioned of Mercedes’ prospects in Baku: “If they’ll affect the velocity that that they had in Barcelona they could be a contender, simply within the nature of how this monitor is.

“This actually units the season up, I believe the place you carry out right here at this level within the 12 months dictates how a lot philosophy you set into this 12 months. I hope for the sake of the game that Mercedes are in it as a result of which means we’re again in enterprise, and we’ve received a three-way struggle all the way in which till the tip.”


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