Lewis Hamilton describes Mercedes as “unmanageable” and “disastrous” after Canadian Grand Prix training

Mercedes experimented with the floor in Canada, with Hamilton finishing more than a second behind Max Verstappen in the second training session; Watch Practice Three live on Sky Sports F1 on Saturday at 6pm with the Ranking starting at 9pm

Last Updated: 6/22/18 12:16 PM

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Lewis Hamilton was overwhelmed by his Mercedes performance in early Friday training in Canada

Lewis Hamilton was overwhelmed by his Mercedes performance in early Friday training in Canada

Lewis Hamilton described his car as a “disaster” as Mercedes admitted that it would not improve its performance at the start of the season for the rest of the year.

The seven-time world champion is 88 points behind the leader of the Max Verstapp drivers’ championship after eight races in 2022, finishing only 13th in the Canadian Grand Prix second in the time trial, as his Mercedes continued to suffer the devastation that his Mercedes suffers. campaign.

Hamilton described his car as “unmanageable” via team radio and “so bad” before the post-race interview. Sky Sports F1on Friday he struggled with the experimental setup of the floor as he got the best lap time more than a second slower than his predecessor.

And he was disappointed with the team’s hopes of making progress this year.

“In general, nothing we do to this car works,” he said Sky Sports. “We’re trying different configurations. George and I went with different configurations in this P2 to see if one way works and one way doesn’t work.

“I’ll wait to hear what it felt like for him, but it was a disaster for me. As the car gets worse and worse, it gets worse and worse.

“We’re going to keep working. That’s all. I think this is the car of the year. We’re going to have to work hard and work hard to build a better car for next year.”

George Russell was not surprised by the performance of his Mercedes

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George Russell was not surprised by the performance of his Mercedes

George Russell was not surprised by the performance of his Mercedes

Mercedes’s rebound left Hamilton unwell last week in Azerbaijan, but he stressed that he had taken steps to ensure that he felt healthy before Friday’s sessions.

However, he does not think the car will be able to compete with Red Bull and Ferrari at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit all weekend.

“It has a touch of the outside and the thing flies, it’s very rigid,” he added.

“You have to be able to use careers here, so it’s very tricky. It’s not what I’ve known in my career, what I’m used to and how I’ve lived in Montreal. It’s the worst I’ve ever felt in a car here.

“I hope we can make some changes overnight, but they are the basics of the car. It’s all there and it will be a struggle.

“It’s a monumental struggle to keep it off the walls all the time. When it bounces, the car leaves a lot of ground, and when it lands, it reaches and goes in different directions.

“You’re trying to jump, jump and catch a car that’s coming. It’s tough. It keeps you going and it’s been a great success today. We’ve lifted the car and it doesn’t change.

“We’ve tried a lot and a lot of things and they’ve all been marked. They don’t work, so we have to look for something else.

“We’re far away, but it’s to be expected with this car.”

Brundle: They’re trying almost random settings

Mercedes technical director James Allison has admitted that the team did not think they would suffer so much from porpoising this season.

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Mercedes technical director James Allison has admitted that the team did not think they would suffer so much from porpoising this season.

Mercedes technical director James Allison has admitted that the team did not think they would suffer so much from porpoising this season.

Mercedes technical director James Allison is in Montreal this week and Sky Sports F1 expert Martin Brundle believes this is a sign that the team is desperate for better performance.

But they seem to be running out of options in an increasingly experimental approach to the group.

“It was very significant what Lewis said,‘ this is the car we got, ’” Brundle said.

“More and more people seem to be unable to sort out this 2022 Mercedes; it’s too much knife edge in a configuration.

“It simply came to our notice then.

“We don’t see James Allison often … if they can’t find a solution, no one can afford it.

“We know how bright this team is (minds, money, facilities and data) and they can’t seem to mark and solve problems.

“It almost seems like they’re trying random settings. I’m going to go this way and you’re going to see if we can find a magic solution somewhere.”

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