Lewis Hamilton rants against the Mercedes W13: “it is unmanageable” | Video
In a few words… a piece of crap.
the british pilot Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) rated his car as “very bad” and “a disaster”, and believes that they will not be able to win anything important this weekend in the Canadian Grand Prix, in addition to ensuring that they must “hold on and work hard to build a better car next year.”
“It’s undrivable”, he told his engineer over the radio about the ‘W13’. Later, before his interview with Sky Sportsconfirmed his opinion when he thought the cameras were not recording. “This car is very bad,” added the seven-time world champion.
Once again, the single-seater suffered porpoising problems at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, ending up thirteenth in the second free practice.
“Nothing we do to this car seems to work. We are testing different configurations. George-Russell– and I use very different configurations in these Libre 2 just to see if one configuration works and the other does not”, he explained.
For me it was a disaster. It’s like the car is getting worse, it’s getting more and more disastrous the more we do to it. We will continue working on it, it is what it is. I think this is the car for this year, we will have to stick with it and work hard to build a better car next year.
Thus, hamilton do not think you can compete this Sunday in the Canadian Grand Prix, ninth date of the 2022 season of the Formula 1.
“One touch and it flies. Here you have to be able to use the curbs, so it’s very complicated. It is not the Montreal that I know, that I am used to and that I have experienced throughout my career. It is the car with which I have felt the worst here”, he indicated.
It’s a monumental fight all the time to keep him off the wall. When it bounces, the car gets up a lot, and when it lands, it grabs and goes in different directions. We’re a long way off, but that’s to be expected with this car.
Hamilton ranks sixth de the classification of pilots with 62 points, his best result so far is the t3rd place at the Bahrain Grand Prix, first race of the 2022 calendar; the ladder is led by Max Verstappen (Red Bull) current champion, with 150 points, escorted by Sergio Perez (Red Bull) with 129.
(With information from Europe Press)