Lewis Hamilton does not want a repeat of a season like this one. Next season, the great Briton wants to showcase his true strength. Of course, for that, he will need a good car. In an interview with the media, Hamilton referred to the current season in which he did not excel.
However, Hamilton has a lot to learn. Lewis will have the opportunity to apply these lessons in the season ahead. "There have been a few positives, such as getting pole position in Budapest, which we didn't think was going to be possible when I first drove the car," said Hamilton, as quoted by crash.net!
"The upgrade that we saw in Austria, and the fact that with a couple more laps, we could have been in shooting range for a win, shows that we are slowly morphing this car into a more competitive machine."
Lewis Hamilton: It's been positive, but it is still not fundamentally a winning car
Although Hamilton felt some progress towards the end of the season, the reality is that things are still not perfect.
That won't discourage him, though. Lewis is aware that the current car cannot contend for the title. The Mercedes team will work hard to develop a car capable of achieving great things. Other teams will also wait for their chance.
"It's gotten more enjoyable to drive, and to be in a position where you actually go forwards rather than backwards. It's been positive, but it is still not fundamentally a winning car, and that is what we've got to change next year.
The dream is to make sure that when we start in February next year, the car is not a replica of this year's car and feel exactly the same - but i am pretty sure that's not going to be the case”. Mercedes must fix things if they want to be a team that will compete for the championship! Lewis Hamilton certainly knows how to achieve such a goal.