Lewis Hamilton says “the next six months have got to be the greatest six months of development we’ve ever had to close that gap”.
After the Japanese Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton opened up on what he believes Mercedes has to do to be able to fight Red Bull in 2024.
“There are things that I’ve asked for that we’ve gone in part of the direction for next year,” the Briton told Sky Sports F1.
“I think all the points that George [Russell] and I give have been fully listened to. I have no idea where the car is going to be next year but we are a long, long way away.
“The next six months have got to be the greatest six months of development we’ve ever had to close that gap. To be really banging on the door.
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“But the evidence is there at the McLarens and we can’t turn a blind eye to that. We’ve got to look at what they’ve done and go in that direction. That is the direction but I truly believe my team can do it.
“We’ve always been great at putting downforce on the car, it’s just that the way our car currently works, adding downforce just isn’t working – it’s just bouncing more.
“Hopefully with the change in philosophy we will be back to where this team deserve because this is a world championship team. We still are an amazing team and I have absolute faith in everyone.
“But decisions that are made at this period of time are critical for our trajectory,” Hamilton concluded.