Lewis made a strong start in the Melbourne F1 race, passing Max Verstappen and taking the lead early. However, a safety car caused a red flag stoppage, and Lewis eventually finished in second place behind Verstappen.
Despite struggling with the car and feeling disconnected, Hamilton believes Mercedes can still catch up to Red Bull in the 2023 season. He thanked the team for their hard work and acknowledged the need to improve reliability after teammate George Russell retired due to a power unit fire.
Lewis has stated that he will only leave Mercedes if he feels he has nothing left to give them.
Lewis’s contract with Mercedes expires at the end of the year, and there has been speculation about his future with the team. However, he has expressed his desire to stay with Mercedes until his “last days” and feels “amazing” about his future with the team.
He has great relationships within the team and sees himself as an ally who can help drive the team forward. Lewis acknowledges that catching up to Red Bull’s performance may take time, but he is committed to contributing to the team’s success.