this season « is one of the toughest » of his career, admits Hamilton
The seven-time champion is having a difficult year. The Briton is only sixth in the driver standings (168 points) and still has no victory to his name this season.
Lewis Hamilton, seven-time Formula 1 world champion, who, by his own admission, is experiencing one of the most « harsh » of his career, ruled on Wednesday that ending the year without a win would not, however, be « the end of the world« .
« There are six races left, so six opportunities for victorysaid the Briton, who has consistently won at least one Grand Prix per season since his F1 debut in 2007.But if we don’t, it’s not the end of the world. We will come back to the top“, continued the Mercedes driver in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the occasion of the renewal until 2029 of the partnership between the German manufacturer and the oil company Petronas.
Hamilton, the record holder for the number of GP victories (103), has also refused to describe the current season as « dearth period« . « This year has been rewarding for everyone“, estimated the pilot of 37 years.
Four times titled from 2017 to 2020 and second last year behind the Dutchman Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton occupies only sixth place in the world championship, with 168 points, behind his teammate and compatriot George Russell (203), fourth. The first place, occupied by Verstappen (335 points), is already inaccessible for the Briton, who admitted that the 2022 season was « one of the hardest » of her career.
To date, the co-record holder for the number of F1 titles has stressed that his team’s main objective is second place in the constructors’ standings, behind Red Bull. Before the Singapore GP on Sunday, Mercedes is in third place, just behind Ferrari (371 points against 406 for the Scuderia).
The Singapore GP is the 17th round of the F1 calendar, which will end on November 20 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.