Lewis Hamilton claims Mercedes must be able to challenge for wins from the British Grand Prix next month. The Mercedes star said Hamilton has set himself the July target to ensure he could ‘fight on home turf’.
Mercedes have struggled for performance in 2022 with the Silver Arrows only the third-fastest car on the grid. Meanwhile, Hamilton has struggled to get to grips with the car more than new team-mate George Russell who has beaten the seven-time champion at every race bar one.
The poor run of form has left Hamilton 75 points behind championship leader Max Verstappen and over 30 behind Russell. However, Hamilton claims he should have the car ‘where we need it’ to challenge at the top from July.
He said: “I’m hoping by Silverstone that we have the car where we need it, at least by then, to be able to fight these guys for the win. That’s what I’m working every day for, so that we can fight on home turf and give them the best race that we can.”
Hamilton added: “I know everyone back at the factory is working as hard as they can to continue to make advances with the car, and I have no doubts that we will.” But, the next two races may be difficult for Mercedes to make up any ground compared to the leaders.