Lewis Hamilton makes Mercedes plea as Brit concerned ahead of British Grand Prix

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LEWIS HAMILTON is eager to construct on the momentum of a third-placed end in Canada.

Lewis Hamilton makes Mercedes plea as Brit concerned ahead of British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has despatched a warning to Mercedes (Picture: SKY SPORTS)

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Lewis Hamilton has urged Mercedes to be cautious with additional upgrades to their W13 automobile forward of July’s British Grand Prix. The Briton overcame a troublesome apply session in Canada to complete third in Sunday’s Grand Prix, however he’s nonetheless managing expectations for the rest of the season. 

Hamilton and team-mate George Russell have each complained about efficiency points, largely attributable to their automobile bouncing. Mercedes have struggled to deal with recent rules introduced in forward of the marketing campaign which successfully compelled each group to start out from scratch with their automobiles. 

The 37-year-old is means behind 2021 world title rival Max Verstappen within the World Drivers’ Championship leaderboard however was delighted with an improved efficiency in Canada. Mercedes had made a few enhancements to the W13 to forestall ‘porpoising’, however Hamilton has urged the group to restrict future upgrades in a bid to take care of their momentum. 

He informed Sky Sports activities: “We’re simply attempting to work… we’re simply attempting to progress as a group. Transferring ahead, I feel we’ll be a bit of bit extra cautious on doing too many experiments, because it actually does hinder you thru the weekend, particularly in the event you solely have Apply 1 and a pair of within the dry and don’t get an FP3, for instance.”

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Lewis Hamilton makes Mercedes plea as Brit concerned ahead of British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes loved a greater efficiency in Canada (Picture: GETTY IMAGES)

Hamilton and Russell face their dwelling race at Silverstone on July 3 and they’re eager to construct on the momentum from a constructive weekend. The 24-year-old Russell got here fourth in Canada to take care of his run of ending within the prime 5 of each race since he moved to Mercedes after final season. 

“I feel there are many learnings from this weekend and enhancements that we are able to make transferring forwards. I actually hope, transferring to Silverstone… It’s such an essential race for us and for me, and so I simply need to be in a battle with these guys,” Hamilton added.

“I feel we’re higher in medium and high-speed corners in all probability than we’re within the low-speed corners, however we’ve bouncing, so I don’t know the way it’s going to be by way of Copse and all these locations.”

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Lewis Hamilton has at instances been outshined by Mercedes team-mate George Russell (Picture: GETTY IMAGES)

Hamilton had slammed his automobile as “undriveable” and instructed upgrades have been a “catastrophe” following a poor apply session. However on Sunday, the seven-times world champion completed on the rostrum for simply the third time this season – and for the primary time because the opening occasion of 2022 in Bahrain. 

He mentioned in a separate interview: “There may be potential on this automobile, but it surely’s obtained a very small working window and if you aren’t getting it excellent it is in every single place and that is a very exhausting factor to navigate by way of, however the group did a terrific job this weekend. 

“I’ve had a fourth and a 3rd now, so I am positively grateful and know I can do extra. I’ve simply obtained to maintain working.”

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