THE Lewis Hamilton returned to pole position in Hungary, when he managed to start from the first position on the grid by just 0.003s. by Max Verstappen.
That success, though not followed by a victory Sunday, give hope in Brackley, as revealed by Hamilton speaking to the press after the end of the year:
“I think Budapest was the best moment of the year, at a track I love, where we somehow managed to dethrone Red Bull at that moment. It gave us hope and the feeling that if we pushed, we would catch up to them.
“When I first drove the car in February, I didn’t think we would ever get pole.”
What was certain was that the big package upgrades her Mercedes at USA it was push for the team.
“With the improvements we made in Austin, if we had two more laps, we would have been fighting for the win,” Hamilton pointed out.
“This shows that little by little we are making this car more competitive. It is becoming more and more enjoyable to drive and we are able to look forward more than behind.”
Nevertheless, he emphasizes that many of the virtues that will make them are still missing single seaters her Mercedes again competitively for title:
“The progress that has been made is positive, but it is not capable of winning, and that is why we are changing everything in 2024.
“The dream is when February comes the car we will have is not a 2023 replica, I am sure we will avoid that.”
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