Hamilton: British GP was Formula 1 at its best 

A sensational 2022 British GP saw Lewis Hamilton finish third in his Mercedes


Despite finishing third in the 2022 British Grand Prix, Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton feels that the racing seen at Silverstone showed everyone Formula 1 at its best. 

The race at Silverstone was incident packed from the start and finished with a sensational battle for second place between Charles Leclerc in the Ferrari, Sergio Perez’s Red Bull and of course Hamilton, with the Brit eventually losing out to Perez

“That was very reminiscent of the karting days,” Hamilton told the press.  “And I feel that that’s Formula 1 at its best.

“The fact that we were able to follow and dice like that, lap on lap is is a testament to the direction I think that we’re now in, and I was just grateful that I could be in the battle because I’ve not been in that fight for a while.

“If we didn’t have a safety car, I think I would have been able to battle these these two [Ferrari cars] at the end.”

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Sergio Perez in action during the 2022 British Grand Prix REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

Mercedes came into the 2022 British GP with hopes of fighting for the win, or very least making it onto the podium, and that’s exactly what they did with Hamilton looking at one point as if he would leapfrog the Ferrari cars after the pit stops. 

“I think it’s usually encouraging that, as I said, we were in the fight,” Hamilton went on. “For a good period of time, I was matching the Ferraris pace, and even better at some stages.

“And we’ve got the quickest lap at the end, for example, which we’ve not been able to do this year. 

“We had a big we had an upgrade this weekend, and I think the race pace was definitely improved. That’s been our strongest part of our car, I think this year in general. 

“But it’s definitely helped us get a little bit closer. We’re not I don’t think we’re in the winner position yet. But we’re not far away.”

John Smith
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