F1: Lewis Hamilton warns Mercedes in opposition to ‘too many experiments’ earlier than British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton has stated he hopes his staff keep away from ‘too many experiments’ forward of subsequent month’s British Grand Prix, because the Mercedes driver seems to capitalise on his joint-best end of the season.

Seven-time System 1 champion Hamilton missed out on the title final 12 months on the ultimate lap of the season, in a controversial end involving eventual champion Max Verstappen. Whereas the Pink Bull man leads the drivers’ standings with six wins from 9 races up to now in 2022, Hamilton has been struggling.

The Briton has scored simply two podiums, with third-placed finishes within the season-opener in Bahrain and final weekend’s Canadian GP. Nonetheless, Hamilton is eager to construct on Sunday’s consequence as he prepares for the British GP, the place he has extra race wins than any driver in F1 historical past.

The 37-year-old’s eight victories at Silverstone additionally make the observe Hamilton’s joint-favourite, alongside the Hungaroring in Hungary.

“We’re simply attempting to work… we’re simply attempting to progress as a staff,” Hamilton instructed Sky Sports activities. “Transferring ahead, I believe we’ll be just a little bit extra cautious on doing too many experiments, because it actually does hinder you thru the weekend, particularly in case you solely have Observe 1 and a pair of within the dry and don’t get an FP3, for instance.

“I believe there are many learnings from this weekend and enhancements that we will make shifting forwards. I actually hope, shifting to Silverstone… It’s such an vital race for us and for me, and so I simply need to be in a battle with these guys.

“I believe we’re higher in medium and high-speed corners in all probability than we’re within the low-speed corners, however we have now bouncing, so I don’t know the way it’s going to be via Copse and all these locations.”

Verstappen received in Montreal on Sunday to increase his lead over Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc atop the drivers’ standings.

The victory was the Dutch-Belgian’s first on the Canadian GP, and he’ll now look to safe his first win at Silverstone, having completed second there in 2016 and 2020.

Final season, Verstappen retired from the British GP after a collision with Hamilton at Copse nook on the primary lap. Hamilton went on to win the race.

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