Lewis HamiltonThe 7-time Mercedes World Champion hasn’t had the dreamiest start to the 2022 Formula One season. In fact, his first two GPs of the season at the Bahrain International Circuit and Jeddah Corniche Circuit have been rather disastrous considering how he’s handled himself beaten in the Mercedes cars over the years.
The Briton was just P3 at the Bahrain Grand Prix after Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez’s two RB18s retired in the final laps of the race with a fuel pump problem. Hamilton had a P5 place in the Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying race, where he finished behind both the Ferraris and the Red Bulls.
As for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, the Briton’s frustration was quite evident as qualifying for that Grand Prix marked the first time since the 2017 Brazilian Grand Prix that the driver himself got out in Q1. He started the race from P16 and finished the race in Jeddah on P10.
What went wrong for Lewis Hamilton in the first two GPs?
At the Bahrain Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton’s W13 was absolutely no match for Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz’s F1-75s and Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez’s RB18s in terms of pace. Mercedes continued to be overshadowed by the tough duel between Ferrari and Red Bull. The Mercedes W13 was still struggling with its porpoise problem.
As for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Hamilton’s elimination in Q1 itself was only due to Mercedes struggling with its pace. This was the first time since the 2009 British Grand Prix that Hamilton had been disqualified solely on the basis of engine performance.
Lewis Hamilton has scored 16 points in the first two GPs of the year.
This is his lowest two-race score since 2009.
— FormulaRacers (@formularacers_) March 28, 2022
The 7-time World Champion is looking forward to giving his all at the next Grand Prix, the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, to get back on track and try to give Ferrari and Mercedes some serious competition.
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