Lewis Hamilton informed to “step apart” from Method 1 if Mercedes complaints proceed

Seven-time Method 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has suffered points together with his Mercedes automobile bounce at excessive velocity, however he has now been informed to suck up the ache or hand over his seat

Lewis Hamilton has been informed to retire if he continues to complain about his Mercedes automobile

Lewis Hamilton has been informed to “step apart” from his Mercedes seat if he continues to complain about his automobile.

The seven-time world champion has seen his Mercedes battle with a porpoising concern, the place the automobile bounces at excessive velocity, for a lot of the season. The Silver Arrows have to date been unable to resolve the issue, with Hamilton left clutching his again in agony following the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Hamilton has made no secret of his unhappiness together with his automobile this 12 months, with workforce boss Toto Wolff admitting that it’s a “s***field”. However former McLaren and Pink Bull driver David Coulthard believes that Hamilton ought to suck up the ache as he prepares for subsequent weekend’s British Grand Prix.

“These which can be struggling extra are in fact going to be extra vocal than these which can be getting outcomes. Everybody received the identical set of technical rules handed to them. I have been within the state of affairs the place I’ve had the benefit of my workforce doing a greater job and I have been on the opposite facet the place the workforce hasn’t performed such a very good job,” Coulthard stated.

“You’re taking the ache, whether or not it is via your decrease again. What I’d say is that if any driver feels uncomfortable, if any driver seems like he is doing himself long-term harm – step apart. There’s an entire bunch of fellows and ladies that will very fortunately step into your automobile for those who really feel uncomfortable.

“I believe we have now to maintain in perspective that sport does not include princess within the pea mattresses. In the event you’re a boxer, it’s a must to settle for somebody’s going to punch you within the face, for those who’re a footballer somebody’s going to tug their studs down the again of your legs. So I believe we have now to maintain in perspective a bit of bit that that is the place sure groups are and there will likely be evolution, however for probably the most half, simply get on with it.”

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Hamilton was seen clutching his again in ache after a current race
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Hamilton’s issues have left him a lowly sixth on this planet championship standings, 34 factors behind team-mate George Russell. That is Russell’s first 12 months at Mercedes following three seasons at Williams, however Coulthard doesn’t imagine the present marketing campaign is reflective of the duo’s abilities.

“In my thoughts’s eye and it stays to be seen as and when Mercedes ship a championship the sooner the automobile, the harder it’s to drive. The additional you might be away from the height of downforce then every part simply is not working as near the restrict,” Coulthard added.

“So what tends to occur for those who’re in a extremely quick automobile, the distinctive drivers get extra out of it. And when you have got a mean automobile, it is simpler for everybody to get one thing out of it. I believe George is a future world champion, is a unbelievable driver and has earnt that place within the workforce.

“However we cannot actually understand how he compares to Lewis till he has a profitable automobile once more. As a result of proper now, that is the most effective automobile that George has ever pushed, relative to the place the quickest automobile is. And this isn’t the most effective automobile that Lewis has ever pushed. It is two completely different mindsets, two completely different faces of their careers.

“That is why proper now, you go ‘oh George is outperforming Lewis’, nicely let’s wait and see once they qualify first and second, in no matter order they occur to be, let’s examine what the order is then.”

Watch the fourth race of the 2022 W Collection season reside from Silverstone on Sky Sports activities and Channel 4 on Saturday 2 July.

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