Lewis Hamilton Aims to Rebound from ‘Shocking’ Austria Performance at the British GP

Lewis Hamilton returns to Silverstone and his home British Grand Prix, where he has won more times than any other driver, hoping to quickly put the disappointment of what he described as a “shocking” weekend in Austria behind him.

George Russell ended Mercedes’ 33-race winless streak at the Red Bull Ring last Sunday, capitalizing on Max Verstappen and Lando Norris’ late collision while battling for the race lead, but Hamilton finished three places back in fourth after trailing the sister car for pace throughout the Sprint weekend.

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Hamilton’s grand prix, which included a five-second penalty for crossing the white line on his way to his first pit stop, was hampered by early damage to his car’s floor, but the seven-time champion offered no excuses for his performance afterward.

“Pretty shocking,” Hamilton conceded to Sky Sports Formula 1.

“But I’m really happy for the team.” Everyone in the factory has worked extremely hard this year to achieve this outcome, so congratulations to the entire crew and George. “Well deserved.”

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When asked about the cause behind his “stunning” race, Hamilton simply said, “Me. I’ve had a very bad weekend.

“It’s not for the lack of trying but just generally slow.”

‘We will win a race with him this year.’Hamilton’s underwhelming Austrian weekend, in which he was outqualified by Russell for both the Sprint and the Grand Prix before finishing behind his countryman in both races, came just a week after his season appeared to turn a corner when he drove a stirring race to third place in Barcelona, his first podium of 2024.

Hamilton trails Russell 9-2 in Grand Prix qualifying this season, but the latter’s second career win in Austria increased the younger Briton’s championship lead over his teammate to 26 points.

Toto Wolff, Mercedes’ team principal, believes Hamilton will overcome his recent struggles and predicts that “we are going to win a race with him this year” before the seven-time champion departs for Ferrari.

“He has a bad spell and, as a racing driver, it can be mind crashing if you feel that you are not able to deliver your best performances,” said Wolff to Ted Kravitz.

“He should go through this. This is not a circumstance in which he has suddenly unlearned to drive; rather, things have come together.

“He had a brilliant race in Barcelona so we’ve just got to dive through this – and we are going to win race with him this year.”

The most recent of Hamilton’s record 103 career wins occurred in the penultimate round of the 2021 season in Saudi Arabia, with Russell collecting Mercedes’ only two wins since then, as well as a change in F1 regulations that saw the former champions plummet down the grid.

Wolff commented on Hamilton’s difficult Sunday around the Red Bull Ring: “A really decent start, and then turning one, lap one, giving the position back was a terrible thing. However, it was apparent that not doing it would result in a 10-second penalty.

“Then things began to spiral. He pushed quite hard on the entry, as you can see, and lost the rear, resulting in the next penalty.

“On top of that, we had floor damage from the kerb ride, which I believe most people experience, but his was substantial. It was two and a half tenths in sections that broke off at the curb.”