Four days before the Singapore Grand Prix, the British Lewis Hamilton, seven times Formula 1 world champion, judged yesterday that ending the year without a victory would not be a catastrophe.
“There are six races left, so six chances for victory. But if we don't get it, it's not the end of the world. We will go back up”, affirmed the Mercedes driver.
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Lewis Hamilton is going through a difficult season, with only 168 points and in sixth position in the championship, 35 points less than his teammate and compatriot George Russell (203), fourth.
The first place, occupied by Verstappen (335 points), is already unattainable for the Briton, who estimated that the 2021-2022 season was one of the toughest of his career.
The seven-time champion of the F1 title (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) and Mercedes are seeking second place in the constructors' standings, "the goal" at the end of the season.
On the eve of the Singapore Grand Prix, the 17th round on the calendar, scheduled for next Sunday, the Mercedes driven by Hamilton and Russell is in third place in the constructors' championship with 371 points, behind Red Bull (545) and Ferrari ( 406).