Will Lewis Hamilton find yourself tarnishing his immaculate F1 CV?

Lewis Hamilton is a sportsman used to successful and, when he does not, it makes the information.

Final yr, he solely missed out on the Formulation 1 title on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi GP, as Max Verstappen prevented him from claiming his eighth title, which might have seen him overtake Michael Schumacher as the motive force with probably the most F1 successes.

Hamilton has 103 victories, 188 podiums and 103 pole positions from his profession. He has been very constant, as he has secured not less than one pole place and one race win in every of his F1 seasons.

Now, although, at 37 years of age and in his sixteenth season in F1, he has discovered that Mercedes have did not put collectively a aggressive automotive within the yr of regulation modifications.

The W13 is a automotive that’s clearly inferior to Crimson Bull and Ferrari and that’s weighing down Hamilton, who on this 2022 marketing campaign has been unable to win a race or obtain pole place.

5 podiums in a row

There was a part on this season when Hamilton did not appear to have an opportunity of getting any pole positions or victories.

However, that has modified. In Bahrain he made the rostrum, however then he went via a darkish interval earlier than rediscovering his type in the previous few races earlier than the break.

He has now made the rostrum 5 occasions and, on the final two events in France and Hungary, he completed second.

“With some extra laborious work we are able to hopefully get nearer to the possibility of a win,” stated Hamilton, who’s at the moment sixth within the drivers’ standings with 146 factors.

“I actually consider we are able to get a race win this yr.”

To make issues worse, George Russell, who sits fourth with 158 factors, is performing higher than Hamilton.

It is not that Hamilton is undefeated in his battles with teammates previously (keep in mind Jenson Button and Nico Rosberg), but it surely’s actually one thing he deeply “hates”, as Rosberg has revealed.

By the way, Russell took the pole place in Hungary. In the meantime, Hamilton nonetheless has no poles or victories and will tarnish his immaculate CV in 2022.

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