“Upgrade, Rear Wing or the Engine” – Hamilton Calls on Mercedes to ‘Find Some Performance’ After Verstappen Styrian GP F1 Defeat

Published 06/27/2021, 11:01 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


The first of two races at the Red Bull Ring is done and dusted, and Max Verstappen emerged as the victor of what turned out to be a rather uneventful fight for the win. It was a rather poor race for his arch-rival, Lewis Hamilton, who was nowhere close to race leader Verstappen and had to settle for second place.

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Understandably, he wants his team to improve on their pace and extract performance however they can.

Lewis Hamilton urges Mercedes to bring in an upgrade

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Speaking after the race, Lewis said, “We need an upgrade of some sort. We are not sure if it’s the rear wing or the engine, but we need to find some performance from somewhere.

Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – June 27, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton in action during the race REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

The Knight will be hoping that an upgrade will come soon enough, for they return to race at the same track in just a week’s time.

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How did it affect the championship?

Red Bull’s Verstappen won the Styrian Grand Prix, giving him the twenty-five points that he needed to extend his lead against Hamilton. While the Brit managed to come second and score nineteen points, an extra for the setting the fastest lap, that wasn’t good enough to help regain the lead.

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Formula One F1 – Steiermark Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Styria, Austria – June 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

An eighteen-point gap exists between the two talented drivers, and with the next round at the Red Bull Ring as well, Hamilton is hoping to have improved and take the fight to the Dutchman.

Do you think the Mercedes driver will find the pace in a week’s time and defeat Max in the next round of the championship? Let us know in the comments below.

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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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