Hamilton: “We’re not living the dream, but we still are the dream team”

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Lewis Hamilton says “the sooner you can accept the reality which you’re faced with, the sooner you can move that energy, that negative or that strain onto a positive effort”.

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have been having a very difficult time in the first four races of the 2022 season.

However, Lewis says it is important to get used to the new reality as soon as possible, so that you can focus on what you need to do to move forward.

“Initially it’s frustrating, because you see those points that people are putting away and you want to be in that fight,” the Briton said ahead of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

“But when you’re struggling to even get into the top 10 the sooner you can accept the reality which you’re faced with, the sooner you can move that energy, that negative or that strain onto a positive effort.

“And that’s supporting the aerodynamicists and the people that are working at the factory, who are really feeling the brunt of the weight of the results that we’re getting at the moment, but they’re doing everything they can.

“Us here at the track, everyone’s trying to work their hardest, but it doesn’t seem to be getting the results that we want, or deserve.


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“But these things are said to try us, this will only make us stronger. As painful as it’s going to be.”

Lewis also said it’s important for him and George Russell to do what they can to keep motivation high within the team.

“What we try to do is be the best team-mates we can, try to explain as much as we can through communication.

“We try to push as hard as we can constructively, we try to have constructive criticism.

“But then also just geeing up the guys, don’t give up, keep pushing, we can get there. Team work really does make the dream work.

“We’re not living the dream at the moment, but we still are the dream team,” Hamilton concluded.

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