Emerson Fittipaldi says Lewis Hamilton will “be back strong”

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Two-time Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi comments on says Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ current difficulties and says they will “be back strong”.

At the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton endured a difficult race which ended with him in P13. On the other hand George Russell managed to get a splendid P4.

Formula 1 legend Emerson Fittipaldi was asked to give his opinion on why Russell had overall better results than Hamilton in the first four races of the 2022 season.

“It’s interesting to see George Russell running ahead of Lewis,” Fittipaldi said.

“You know, at the beginning of the year, Lewis came from the back and made very good results. Also better than George Russell.

“So he’s there, but I think it’s just the circumstances that were completely against him this weekend. He’ll be back strong.”


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The Brazilian then went on to say he believes Mercedes will be able to solve their issues and get back in the fight.

“Like they said in conversation on the radio after the race both Toto Wolf and Lewis were saying ‘well now we have to work hard’. They work hard and they’ll come back.

“If you compare Mercedes to McLaren, they both have the same engine. But McLaren is running much faster than Mercedes.

“That means it’s not the engine, but also the chassis. There’s something there to be improved, for sure.

“And George Russel is good. I mean, we all know that he’s a young talent and very good. And he’s going to be running together with Lewis.

“The speed is there,” Fittipaldi concluded.

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