With Mercedes looking much stronger in Canada, Lewis Hamilton has his sights firmly set on Red Bull and Ferrari ahead of the 2022 British Grand Prix, and knows what’s needed to fight the Formula 1 pace-setters.
Hamilton finished third at the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix, and for periods his Mercedes was keeping pace with the two front-running teams, with porpoising also less of an issue for the Silver Arrows.
“There’s a lot to take from today,” Hamilton told the press.
“One really great thing is we’ve got really good reliability, which I think is a real tribute to all the great work all the team are doing at both factories.
“So, we just got to keep our heads down, keep working and hopefully I know where I’m losing [time] to these guys [Red Bull and Ferrari], so that’s where I’m going to go and try and focus on attacking, and to improve.
“I think there’s lots of learnings from this weekend, and improvements that we can make moving forwards. But you know, really great pace today.”
Mercedes challenge at Silverstone?
Looking ahead to Silverstone, Hamilton feels it’s a track that suits the Mercedes well, though he is still apprehensive about porpoising at high speeds.
“I think we’re better in medium and high-speed corners probably, than we are in the low-speed corners so I… but we have bouncing, so I don’t know how it’s going to be through Copse and all those places.
“Max [Verstappen] doesn’t know what I’m talking about, but Carlos [Sainz] knows what I’m saying.
“And I really hope, moving to Silverstone, which is such an important race for us and for me and so I really hope that… I just want to be in a battle with these guys.”