Hamilton: "It’s not my job to take care of the engine"



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Hamilton: "It’s not my job to take care of the engine"

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has reported strange noises they have discovered in higher-mileage engines, while Hamilton claims it is not his job to take care of the issue. As worrying as this sounds, Lewis Hamilton assures that it is not his job to take care of the engines.

The head of Silver Arrows emphasizes that since 2014, they have been at the forefront in terms of reliability. However, the Austrian discovered that they heard vague sounds in the engines with higher mileage. "Our power units have been the most reliable since the arrival of hybrid engines in 2014.

This year we went to extremes and that’s why we heard strange sounds in the internal combustion engine that we don’t understand." "They used to create some problems, and now we will try to prevent them from happening again, ”Wolff said.

Reliability

On the plus side, the drive unit has flaws only in the combustion chamber. The other elements are in excellent condition and will not have to be changed until the end of the year. "Other parts of the drive unit, such as turbochargers or auxiliary elements, are in excellent condition and we are very happy about that.

We won’t have to introduce new components, and we also have the option of using a third engine, which is still available." "We can only use it on Fridays, but we also have to keep in mind that we don't want to force it too much for reliability, ”Wolff explained.

Hamilton sees the powertrain in good condition with which he will have to finish the year with, but admits it’s not his role to analyze and take care of that part of his W12. Mercedes did a good job in terms of reliability, but the strange sound in the internal combustion engine aroused suspicion.

However, the Briton does not believe he will have to change the engine again. "I'm not wasting energy on the engine. It’s not my job to take care of that part of the car - I let the guys focus and take care of it.

The drive unit is in good condition, I did six races with the first one, and we have the second one available, ”said Hamilton. "The third drive unit is also there and as far as I know, I don't think it will be necessary to install the fifth engine this year. However, I can't predict what awaits us until the end of the season, "concluded the seven-time world champion.