2016 Formula 1 champion Nico Rosberg thinks Mercedes can still win a race in 2022, “especially” Lewis Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton has won in every Formula 1 season he has competed in so far. However, amid Mercedes’ car troubles, he is yet to get his first win of 2022.
His former Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg believes the win will happen.
“There are still a couple of tracks left on the calendar this year which are suiting the Mercedes cars, high downforce tracks where the straights are not that long,” the German told Sky Sports F1.
“I definitely think Mercedes can still win a race and especially Lewis as well, to keep his record going of winning at least one race in every single season of his F1 career.
“That’s going to be interesting to follow. They got very close this weekend in Zandvoort, so the chance is there, it’s possible.
“They are getting faster and faster with that car, so that’s going to be great.”
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However, Rosberg doesn’t think that win will happen at the Italian Grand Prix.
“Looking forward to Monza, it’s going to be going back to the Spa situation, I think Verstappen and Red Bull are going to be dominant there.
“I think they’re going to be really strong. Ferrari, probably in qualifying is going to be pretty close, but then in the race, they’re going to be struggling.
“Unfortunately, the problem Mercedes has is they get similar downforce in the corners to other teams, the top teams, but they struggle down the straights.
“They have so much drag on that car down the straights and that’s going to hurt them a lot in Monza,” the 2016 champion concluded.