Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t find himself “being concerned” about Red Bull’s dominance, but instead puts his energy into making sure him and Mercedes are “best prepared”
After suffering a decisive loss to Red Bull at the Styrian Grand Prix, Mercedes is returning to the Red Bull Ring one more time, for the Austrian Grand Prix.
Despite being behind Max Verstappen and Red Bull at the moment, Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t waste his energy worrying.
“I don’t really find myself being concerned as such,” the Briton said at the Thursday press conference.
“Of course, it’s a time where we are all pushing as hard as we can. We’d love to have more pace at the moment to be able to really challenge, not only just in qualifying, but in the race.
“They’re continuing to take steps forwards, but I just I can’t get tied up and I won’t get into that negative bubble of worrying.
“All I do right now is just trying to put all the energy into making sure I’m best prepared, helping the engineers be best prepared.
“Lots of great conversations, and this is the time when we just come together and we unite and we work as hard as we can to rectify whatever issues we have.
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“That’s what we do, and that’s why we’re World Champions and I have confidence in the team that we can do that.
“So for me, just trying to figure out what I can do differently this weekend to eke out a little bit more performance and that’s where I’ve been putting all my energy towards.”
After the Styrian Grand Prix Hamilton said Mercedes needs to develop upgrades for their car. Later Mercedes Technical Director James Allison said the team is working on several areas to improve the car.
Now the Briton admits he was aware that improvements were coming.
“I knew that we had that upgrade coming. At the end of the day, the guys are working. Everyone is working absolutely flat out.
“We’re learning more and more about this car, we’re discovering where we need to push more, and extract more, and I have all the confidence in the team that we will do that over the course of time,” concluded the seven-time champion.