Lewis Hamilton says he is “on a group Teams chat” with “different departments” at Mercedes, and he “will always be checking in” to see how the car is progressing.
Mercedes is currently working hard on the development of their 2024 car, and Lewis Hamilton says he is very much involved in the process.
“We have had so much work that we’ve done through the year already,” the Briton said.
“I am on a group Teams chat basically with different departments and I will always be checking in.
“But, of course, I am going to unplug; I have to leave the guys to do what they do best. But I’m always going to be like: ‘Hey, I wonder how it’s going?’
“But you’ve just got to give them time, it takes time to develop. It’s small steps each week.
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“And then, on top of that, I’ve got to get my head in the right place, I’ve got to get fit, prepare for the next season and spend some time with my family. It’s been a killer season.”
Lewis adds there is a lot of work still ahead for the team, if they want to be able to compete at the front of the field.
“[The W14 is] still not a world championship-winning car and I don’t even think it’s probably a race-winning car still. That’s what we’re going to have to work on for next year.
“But either way we’re going to be fighting to try and stay ahead of the Ferrari and the fact that we are competing for second in the constructors’ title is amazing given from where we started.
“So I’m really hopeful we can maintain that position,” Hamilton concluded.