Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes/2): “Everything is possible” / Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes/2): “Everything is possible” / Formula 1

Only ten World Championship points from four races, only 9th place in the World Championship, the merciless internet is quickly shouting that Mercedes Hamilton’s star is finished. Are you kidding, are you telling the truth? 2nd starting position for racing in China.

In fact, Lewis Hamilton was overshadowed by his young Mercedes team-mate George Russell in the first part of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championship, and critics are not far away, especially with the unique Hamilton, success arouses envy.

Because things did not go well with the useless performance machine called Mercedes W15, because the most successful driver of Formula 1 is almost forty years old and because he has shown a mediocre performance, the Internet added the following: It can be very fast with a good car drives. Or: Maybe I’m already mentally in Ferrari.

In fact, that’s all nonsense, because the bad analysts can’t see on the sofa at home is how Hamilton keeps himself working at Mercedes, especially in difficult times, how his passion still burns so much, that he also has a new one. One chapter of Ferrari dares, from 2025.

And that’s what happened at the Shanghai International Circuit as it should have happened to Hamilton’s critics: Lewis’s second place on the grid for the race, only Lando Norris in McLaren did better, under very difficult conditions, for the traitor. grease song.

Lewis Hamilton jumped out of his Mercedes car, showed the Victory V car to the packed grandstand and said afterwards: “The conditions were very difficult, everyone could see how little grip the wet track made.”

“When I saw the rain falling, I felt feverish excitement. Because I know that we have a difficult time with this car on dry roads against our competitors. But the rain is always an opportunity to show something amazing and we did that today.

Well, starting from row 1 next to Lando Norris, Hamilton was last happy after his pole position in Hungary in 2023. What will happen in that race?

Hamilton believes: “If the track is dry, maybe we won’t be able to hold the drivers from Red Bull Racing and Ferrari. I hope I can compete with the guys from McLaren and Alonso. However, if it’s wet again, anything is possible.”

Sprint Qualifying, China

01. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, 1:57,940 minutes
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:59,201
03. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, 1:59.915
04. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 2:00,028
05. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, 2:00.214
06. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, 2:00.375
07. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, 2:00,566
08. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, 2:00.990
09. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Sauber, 2:01.044
10. Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, 2:03,537
11. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, 1:36,345
12. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, 1:36.473
13. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, 1:36.478
14. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Bull Racing, 1:36.553
15. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, 1:36,677
16. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, 1:37,632
17. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, 1:37,720
18. Alex Albon (T), Williams, 1:37,812
19. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, 1:37,892
20. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, 1:37,923