Lewis Hamilton Reveals What Helped Mercedes Change the Picture of F1 Title Race Against Red Bull

Published 08/17/2021, 9:56 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Nacho Doce


The title fight for the 2021 championship has never been this intense between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton. The Dutch driver had the lead in the championship race for a period of time, in the first half of the season. However, Britain’s Knight wasn’t going to give and soon found himself back on top.

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The 7-times world champion reveals the mentality he and his team went through to turn around their title hopes. He acknowledges the mistakes they made this season but hopes to learn from them and come back stronger.

Lewis Hamilton reveals the work in turning the title race around

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The Red Bull prodigy did steal the lead from Hamilton but wasn’t able to hold him off. As he stepped up his game and ensure that he regains the lead in the championship.

As quoted from Motorsport.total.com, Hamilton said, “From Monaco, it became very intense and the update worked well. We worked on our processes on the weekends and tried to get more out of the car. I think we’re much closer now. The team never gives up, we keep pushing.”

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 16, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during practice REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

“We learn from our mistakes. Unfortunately, because we would wish they didn’t happen in the first place, but it’s not about how you fall, it’s about how you get up again,” Lewis concluded. (Translated from German via Google)

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The next battle takes place at Spa

The number 44 driver had a disappointing race at the recent Hungarian Grand Prix, as he crossed the line in third place. However, following the disqualification of Sebastian Vettel, he inherited second place.

Meanwhile, Verstappen had to be content with a ninth-place finish. With the summer break now on, both Hamilton and Verstappen will look to bounce back for the Belgium Grand Prix at Spa.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton bumps fists with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying in pole position and third place respectively Pool via REUTERS/David W Cerny

Lewis will aim to extend his championship lead, while the Dutch driver will hope to close the gap and take the top spot from the Mercedes driver once again.

What are your predictions for the upcoming race in Belgium? Will Lewis take the chequered flag? Or will Max have the edge over him in the upcoming race weekend? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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