Lewis Hamilton claims it is ‘actually troublesome’ to find out if Mercedes’ upgrades labored at 2022 F1 US GP

Lewis Hamilton appeared not sure of whether or not the upgrades on his Mercedes labored throughout the 2022 F1 US Grand Prix weekend. The British champion felt it was troublesome to find out if that they had made any progress with their automotive on the Circuit of The Americas observe.

Requested on the post-race press convention in regards to the upgrades they dropped at Austin, the Mercedes driver replied:

“Truthfully, it is actually troublesome to say whether or not or not… I am positive the group will know whether or not we have taken a step ahead in comparison with others. It is troublesome to say whether or not it is in comparison with these guys, however I am positive it helped. Simply since you go to completely different races, typically, you already know, from the final race of this race it’s troublesome to actually really feel precisely. However I do suppose we have taken a step in the correct course. They have been so quick on the straight, I feel, underneath DRS they’re like 35 kmph quicker than us. If we’re behind them, we’re like, 22 kmph quicker, I feel it’s, with DRS on the again straight. So he got here from an extended, good distance again. However even with out the DRS, I feel they’re nonetheless one thing like 8 kmph up on us, so we have got quite a lot of time being misplaced on the straight, in all probability four-tenths at the very least a lap. And so we have got some enhancements to make for subsequent 12 months’s automotive.”

Regardless of his aggressive tempo within the race and a second-place end, the Mercedes driver was unable to find out if the upgrades dropped at the Austin circuit had labored effectively. Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes have taken a step in the correct course however lacked tempo. The Briton, nevertheless, claims they’ve vital understanding of their automotive efficiency to make enhancements on the 2023 automotive.

Lewis Hamilton reveals Mercedes have struggled with their brakes in 2022

Lewis Hamilton revealed that Mercedes have struggled with brake points all through the 2022 F1 season. The Briton defined that his brakes wanted to be modified throughout the US GP final weekend on account of inconsistent temperatures, which is an issue they’ve been attempting to repair of their present automotive.

Talking in regards to the brake points throughout the US GP, the Briton stated:

“Yeah, properly, we have had issues with our brakes all 12 months. Simply with separation, principally. Once you hit the brake, as a substitute of each fronts doing the identical quantity of labor. Both the left one does extra, or the correct one does extra, as a result of one good points extra temperature. And so we had an enormous temperature break up, which was principally, the left one wasn’t actually working. So that they needed to change the brakes. And it is one thing we have seen lots by way of the 12 months with these new greater drums. And so one thing we’re engaged on fixing that.”

Mercedes have had points with the sophisticated idea of their automotive all through the 2022 season, however they appear to have made gradual progress in ironing out their points. Though Lewis Hamilton continues to be within the hunt for a win in 2022, it’s the first season since 2013 that the group has not received a single race.

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