Lewis Hamilton Fires Warning at F1 Frontrunners Max Verstappen & Charles Leclerc With Latest Battlecry

Published 08/25/2022, 6:00 PM EDT
Formula One F1 – Mexico City Grand Prix – Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Mexico City, Mexico – November 7, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after finishing the Mexico City Grand Prix in second place FIA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES

Formula 1 is back this weekend with the Belgian GP in Spa. After a gap of three weeks, the drivers return to the iconic track to compete for the chequered flag again. Lewis Hamilton went into the break with consecutive five podium finishes and will look to build on that run. He is confident that Mercedes will challenge their rivals for race wins in the second half.

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Lewis Hamilton loves racing in Spa. Racing on this circuit can be a challenging task for a driver. The high-speed theme of the track is popular with the drivers and racing at the Eau de Rouge is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Lewis has won at this breathtaking track four times, with his latest win coming to a couple of years ago.

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He will be looking to add to his wins and secure his maiden win this season. The Mercedes driver warned his competitors that they are back to cause “havoc”. Lewis said, “We had this really strong run and hope to continue it forward.”

“We’re here to cause havoc in the next, in the second half of the season”

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Hamilton fans have been waiting eagerly for his first win of the season. While it has not been so easy for Mercedes this year, a consistent run of podium finishes will give them a much-needed boost. The LH army will be hoping for some magic from the seven-time World Champion. 

Lewis Hamilton warns his rivals and feels their first win is close

Hamilton, who hasn’t won since last year’s Saudi Arabian GP has sent a warning to his rivals Max Verstappen and Charles LeClerc. When asked about if they feel Mercedes are close to winning their maiden race this year, Lewis said,“I do. Definitely.”

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Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

He added, “Of course we’ve been improving. We’ve had this consistency that come up over the recent races and great progress the team is just making, everyone pulling together and continuing to push. The car is becoming more of a racing car which is not particularly what it was at the beginning of the year.”

The British driver feels the Silver Arrows are bridging the gap between Ferrari and Red Bull. Mercedes are currently 30 points behind Ferrari and 127 points behind Red Bull in the championship.

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Lewis Hamilton will be hoping to win his first race of the season in Spa. The Mercedes driver has fired a warning to his competitors and hyped Mercedes fans stating they are back “to cause havoc”. While the seven-time champion has talked the talk, let us see if he can walk the walk.

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Tanmay Khanna

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Tanmay Khanna is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. He has always been an avid sports fan, with F1 and Soccer being his two favorites. Due to his inherent love for sports and competition, he has been able to understand the world of Formula 1 inside out.

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