It has been confirmed by Toto Wolff a few days ago that the focus of their efforts will be on the 2024 car, and that they have no problem with throwing away the current car. Despite this, Lewis Hamilton, the Mercedes driver, does not seem to agree with his boss.
According to him, the current car is a good foundation for the future, and it should not be neglected by anyone. There are many individuals who worked hard to make this car a reality, and Hamilton wishes to thank all of them.
“We won't ever bin the car, of course,” -Hamilton said, as quoted by crash.net! “These cars are still masterpieces, really, even if they're not. It's not the fastest car in the world, but 2,000 people have worked so hard to build these things and they'll continue to be a part of our history and learning curve.
They’ll be bits of it that we try to change, trying to hold onto some of the positives, because there’s always positives. So we're trying to hold on to the positives and add some new”.
Lewis Hamilton: It's far too early to say and to be optimistic about next year's car
Wolff also confirmed they already have positive signals regarding the W15.
Hamilton also disagrees with Wolff this time. The Brit believes that it is too early to draw any conclusions. “With the new direction we have, it's far too early to say and to be optimistic about next year's car, because we are just in the process of going into that,” he continued.
The most important thing is that Hamilton has optimism and trust in the crew. His expectations are that the next season could be "a completely different story". “But have full faith in the crew that they're going to take it in the direction that it needs to go.
There's been a lot of learning in these past two years, so if we haven't figured it out by next year, then obviously we'll just keep working away at it. But I'm hoping that they have”.