Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has spoken out about the recent Las Vegas Grand Prix and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekends, labelling them as a “disaster.”
Following a disappointing performance at the Las Vegas Grand Prix where he finished in 10th place, Hamilton expressed his frustration at the team’s lack of competitiveness and the difficult weekend they had experienced.
“The Las Vegas weekend was a disaster for us,” said Hamilton. “We struggled with the car and couldn’t find the pace we needed to compete at the front of the field. It’s been a tough season and this weekend was just another example of that.”
Hamilton’s disappointment continued at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix where he could only manage a 9th place finish after struggling with the car’s setup and balance throughout the weekend.
“We just couldn’t get the car where we needed it to be for the race,” Hamilton admitted. “It’s been a tough end to the season and we need to look at how we can improve for next year.”
The British driver’s comments come after a challenging season for his Mercedes team, who have struggled to match the performance of rivals Red Bull and Ferrari.
Despite the setbacks, Hamilton remains optimistic about the team’s prospects for the future. “It’s been a tough season, but we’re already working hard to come back stronger next year,” he said.
As the season draws to a close, Hamilton’s focus will now turn to preparations for the 2023 season as he aims to bounce back from a disappointing end to the 2022 campaign.