Lewis Hamilton Vows to Not Be ‘Carried Away by Negativity’ in Max Verstappen F1 Battle

Published 07/01/2021, 10:23 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – June 24, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna


Mercedes have lost 4 consecutive races for the first time in the Turbo-Hybrid era. They have clearly been on the back foot since the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has also stated that this period has been difficult for both him and the team.

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The Briton also assured everyone that the German team is doing everything they can to get back to winning ways.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after finishing second in the race Pool via REUTERS/Darko Vojinovic

Hamilton is currently trailing Red Bull driver Max Verstappen by 18 points in the championship. He has repeatedly stated that currently Red Bull is the faster car and they have a superior engine to the Mercedes.

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I have to concentrate all my energy to be better prepared: Lewis Hamilton

According to Formula passion, the 7-time world champion stated that questioning the team’s logic is not the right path for him. He also mentioned that it is a long season, and it will give him many chances to bounce back.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria – June 24, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the press conference Pool via REUTERS/Christian Bruna

I’m positive for the weekend. We worked hard on the set-up to try to find something more,” (translated by Google Translate) said Hamilton.

We are giving our all and obviously we would all like to have more pace. I cannot afford to be carried away by negativity. I have to concentrate all my energies to be better prepared,” said Lewis.

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What is the significance of the Austrian GP for Mercedes?

Red Bull Ring will host the Austrian Grand Prix after hosting the Styrian Grand Prix last weekend. This will give an advantage to the Austrian team as they won the last race and will also the home support from their fans.

Austrian Grand Prix is a massively important weekend for Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton. The German team is trailing Red Bull in the constructors’ championship by 38 points. They cannot afford to have another slip up as they will get even behind in the title race.

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Can Mercedes bounce back at Austria? Comment below to let us know.

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