Lewis Hamilton is going through a rough patch and the F1 2023 season so far has been very disappointing for his standards
Lewis Hamilton hasn’t been at his best this season and finds himself in 6th place earning 36 points in the Drivers’ Championship. Hamilton was tipped as the favourite to win the 2023 F1 World Championship but as things stand after five races, Hamilton finds himself low down in sixth place in the drivers’ championship leaderboard.
Hamilton’s team Mercedes have had no better fortunes and occupy third place in the constructors’ championship, way behind the run-away teams Ferrari and Red Bull. After a third-place finish in Bahrain, Hamilton has failed to make it to the podium in the next four races, registering P10, P4, P13 and P6 finishes in Jeddah, Melbourne, Imola and Miami respectively.
The 7-time World Champion will be desperate to put up a good show in the Spanish Grand Prix. The Spanish GP is scheduled to take place on 22nd May at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona. Can Hamilton make a statement in Spain? – we will have the answers in a fortnight’s time.
Lewis Hamilton is determined to fight on till the end
Mercedes’ plight has returned Hamilton to a situation with which he has not been familiar for more than a decade. Not since 2009 has he driven a car this uncompetitive – and back then he was a hungry one-time world champion with so much more to achieve.
Now, he is the most successful driver in the history of the sport, and will be 38 next year. But he says his determination to fight on and return to competitiveness is undiminished.”I am 100% committed to this team,” Hamilton said. “There is nowhere else I want to be, just because we have hit a rough patch, it is not in my DNA to back out. We can fix this. It is going to be a painful year that we are going to have to ride out together”, he added.
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