The Monaco Grand Prix was a race that Mercedes might want to forget as soon as possible. Overall, the outfit’s performance was borderline poor as they head out of Monte Carlo after earning a mere seven points.
Lewis Hamilton saw nothing but struggles throughout the weekend. He managed to secure a P7 position after Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc’s accident during qualifying.
The next thing that followed was a poor and mismatched strategy by Mercedes during the race which led to the Brit having a frustrating time.
Lewis was furious over the radio
Even though teammate Valtteri Bottas had a DNF and Leclerc had a DNS, Hamilton managed to finish the race at a disappointing P7.
His irritation was very noticeable throughout the race considering he was constantly blasting at his team over the radio.
So much was the exasperation from the driver that fans were almost convinced that this race could mark the end of the partnership between him and the Stuttgart outfit.
Brawn clears the air
F1 managing director Ross Brawn, however, does not think that anything like this will happen.
He seems to believe that the outfit will leave Monaco behind and rekindle their relationship over the course of the next few races.
The former British engineer revealed that Hamilton has not had such a difficult time in years. As a result, he was overly frustrated.
He’s a fierce competitor: Brawn
“Lewis was clearly agitated with the way his weekend was going in Monaco. And that frustration boiled over in the race when he was unhappy with how his strategy was playing out,” he mentioned on F1’s The Ross Brawn Column.
“He’s a fierce competitor, so it should be expected that he will get frustrated when things don’t go his way. He has rarely had to experience this, so he’s a bit out of practice in handling these things.
“Yes, he was pretty robust but when he reflects on this weekend, I’m sure he will look at it differently. Mercedes and Lewis have been together for a long time and know each other well. So, they will get over it. It won’t be an issue.”
Mercedes will be up against it in Baku
We can only wait and see what the future holds for the seven-time world champion as the paddock heads over to Baku for the next race.
Mercedes has had a reasonable record on the street circuit and hope to redeem themselves through the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
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