Lewis Hamilton keeps cards close to chest over ‘top secret’ Mercedes upgrade
SIR LEWIS HAMILTON is keeping schtum about the “top secret” upgrade to his Mercedes.
The seven-time F1 champion will bid to pick up his and Mercedes’ first win of the season at the Qatar Grand Prix on Sunday.
Mercedes have made changes to their struggling car during the recent break following last month’s Japanese Grand Prix in a desperate bid to get a first-place finish.
Hamilton recently visited the’ Brackley factory to see the fruits of the team’s labour but is keeping the details close to his chest.
The Stevenage speedster told Sky Sports: “I can’t tell you, man, I can’t tell you. It’s all top-secret stuff.”
When pressed further, the 38-year-old said: “From my experience in all these years, firstly [I’m] not an aerodynamicist.
“And you go into the wind tunnel and it’s always mega exciting.
“No matter what point of the year you go in there’s always new bits coming, there’s bits in the bucket and you know there’s just stuff being tried all the time.”
Hamilton was left disappointed with his car’s performance at Suzuka, where he finished in a disappointing fifth place.
But he’s been thrilled by the effort the entire team has put in to try to rectify the issues plaguing his suped-up motor.
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He said: “Everyone is unhappy with where we are and where we’ve been for the last couple of years.
“I know they’re hungry. And that for me, ‘I’m like OK I know these guys.
“‘I know they’re chasing and they’re doing absolutely everything they can.’
“So I’m able to then bring that into the weekend.”
Hamilton currently sits in third place in the drivers’ standings behind Sergio Perez and defending champion Max Verstappen thanks to five podium finishes so far this season.
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