Lewis Hamilton has slammed his "undrivable" car as he prepares for the Canadian Grand Prix.
It has been a tough year for Hamilton and Mercedes as newly signed George Russell is having a much more consistent season having finished in the top five in every race this season so far. In comparison to Hamilton, who has been in and out of the top five all season, Russell is having a dream start to life at Mercedes.
Hamilton has now openly slammed his car again as he and Mercedes try to figure out what's going wrong for the 2021 Constructors Championship winner's car following weeks of unease. The seven-time world champion spoke out after his two free practices on Friday after he finished in P8 then P13.
The 37-year-old told Formula 1: "It's like the car's getting worse, it's getting more and more unhappy the more we do to it. I don't know, we'll keep working on it, it is what it is. I think this is the car for the year, so we'll just have to tough it out, and work hard on building a better car for next year.”
The downbeat and disheartened former world champion doesn't hold much hope for the rest of the season as his team continued to experiment with the car during the sessions. During one of the sessions on Friday, Hamilton said over the radio: "This car is undrivable, mate."
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A number of cars have had issues with porpoising this year, with Mercedes appearing to have suffered the most and Hamilton even appeared to be a doubt for this weekend's race after he struggled to get out of his car following the Azerbaijan GP last week. Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff said at the time: "You can see that it is not muscular, it goes properly deep into the spine and there are some consequences.
"He's the one that is probably worst affected. But generally, it also affects George and many others. The solution could be to have someone on reserve, which we anyway have at every race, to make sure that our cars are running."
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