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F1 News: Lewis Hamilton Reveals Hard-Hitting Reality Check For Mercedes After McLaren’s Recent Success

After the British Grand Prix, Mercedes is being overtaken by both McLaren and Red Bull in terms of development. Seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, despite finishing third in the British Grand Prix, expressed dissatisfaction and concern about his team’s performance.

Speaking to Sky Sports F1 after the iconic Silverstone race, he admitted:

“For us, being on the podium was huge, and huge congrats to Lando and to McLaren. That’s where I started, so to see them back there doing so well, it really warms my heart.”

However, he emphasised the need for introspection:

“We have a lot of work to do. I think I know exactly what we need to do, and I think we’ve got to have some serious conversations about what are we going to do moving forward.”

Hamilton suggests learning from the success of McLaren and Red Bull, and following a similar trajectory.

“You know, the McLaren is proof of the direction that they’ve gone. I mean, it was impressive how quick they were in high speed,” he pointed out.

Despite recognising their strengths, he admitted:

“As soon as we get the rear end that they have, we’re going to be on our way – so that’s what we’ve got to fight for.”

The underlying message is clear – if Mercedes is serious about winning next year’s championship, some significant changes and serious work need to be undertaken, aligning with team principal Toto Wolff’s outlook.

This also comes as Hamilton and Mercedes are in contract extension negotiations with his current contract is due to expire at the end of this season. Nothing has been confirmed on his contract yet.

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