Hamilton assesses “big” Mercedes progress

Lewis Hamilton has described Mercedes’ Hungarian Grand Prix double-podium as “big” for the staff after a torrid begin to the yr.

Mercedes has struggled for tempo throughout a lot of the opening 13 races of the season however because of the constantly sturdy performances of each Hamilton and George Russell, the staff has claimed the identical variety of podiums as Ferrari.

The Silver Arrows have stood on the rostrum at every of the final six races however after introducing its newest main improve package deal at Silverstone, Mercedes has been in a position to put up a combat on tempo and never depend on the misfortune of Pink Bull and Ferrari to creep into competition.

Hamilton and Russell completed second and third to championship chief Max Verstappen within the last two races earlier than the summer season shutdown.

“It is massively satisfying,” mentioned Hamilton after his most up-to-date second place.

“It is an ideal feeling for us, given the yr we have had, and clearly to see the progress that we have began to make.

“In France, simply getting the second place final week was big for us already, and that is already, now two races in a row that George and I’ve shared a podium, which is incredible for the staff, points-wise.”

Mercedes commerce troubles for tempo

The first supply of Mercedes’ difficulties within the early part of the yr was porpoising and different bouncing phenomena.

However because the races have progressed the problems have lessened, enabling Mercedes to unlock the underlying tempo of the W13 that it had all the time maintained was there.

“To each end forward of the Ferraris is big for us, given the tempo that they’ve had,” added Hamilton.

“And, for me, clearly, beginning the race in seventh and getting up right here is a superb restoration.

“I feel given the troubles we had by way of the weekend, that reveals that we have got actually nice tempo.”

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