Hamilton surprised: ‘It feels like Red Bull and Ferrari have gone backwards’

Hamilton surprised: ‘It feels like Red Bull and Ferrari have gone backwards’

Lewis Hamilton feels that Red Bull Racing and Ferrari have taken a step back in the development battle with Mercedes. The Silver Arrows will start first and second in the Brazilian Grand Prix after George Russell won the race and Hamilton benefited from a grid penalty from Carlos Sainz, who drops from P2 to P7.

Hamilton is starting to get the feeling that the gap to the top teams can be closed. Mercedes’ update brought to Austin a few weeks ago gives the seven-time world champion confidence “Absolutely, I think we’ve made some progress,” he said during the race. press conference. “We know there are real changes we can make to the car to get us back in good fighting shape next season.”

However, the Englishman does not fully understand. “It definitely feels like we’ve taken a step forward, but it’s like the other two teams have taken a step back. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it sure feels that way. But yeah, I think we definitely know where we’re going and what we need to do to keep us in contention.” next year. We will be very focused.”

Russell is confident for 2023

Russell is also confident of a better 2023 after his sprint victory. This result boosts everyone’s morale, which was much needed to endure. And yes, I think if we can achieve our goals, the goals we set for ourselves are definitely the right ones. We just have to keep going and see what we can achieve next year.’