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Lewis Hamilton proclaims, ahead of the challenging weekend in Austria, “I honestly believe we can win this year.”

Lewis Hamilton finished third in the British Grand Prix last weekend after a hard-fought race. Although he doesn’t anticipate a repeat performance this weekend. The Mercedes driver is certain that he can win a race this year.

Hamilton has raced in Formula 1 for the previous 15 seasons, and if he wins a race in 2022. He would surpass Michael Schumacher to establish a new record. The British driver, though, has had a more difficult start to the season. As Mercedes tries to understand the new F1 regulations.

The seven-time champion stated that car improvements brought to Spain and Britain had revived his chances of winning a race this year ahead of this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix.

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“Yes, there was a long way back, earlier this year – I definitely wasn’t sure we would ever get a win in this car. Obviously that’s not the way we like to think, but there was a feeling that ‘Jesus, there’s a long, long way we have to catch everyone’, knowing the progress that everyone makes.

He also adds, “And then we just had this last race, or the last two races, which were quite strong, and that’s really encouraged us that we’re moving in the right direction that there really is potential in the car.”

“With a little bit more digging and a little bit more hard work, hopefully we can get a bit closer to having a chance at winning a race.”

Hamilton proclaims, “So I truly believe we can get a race win this year.”

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Hamilton on the upcoming weekend in Austria

“Well, definitely in Silverstone there was definitely potential to win the race. But with our current performance we’re not on the same, exactly the same – level as the two teams ahead.”

“We needed everything to align, so we didn’t need that Safety Car at the end; we needed not to have lost the time in the pit stop. In a perfect world if we didn’t have the crash at the beginning, I would have been third.”

“And coming here, I think we’ve always struggled in Austria so it’s going to be hard to win here, I think, knowing the combination of the corners – but not impossible.”

“The weather’s up and down so I’m hoping that we’re pleasantly surprised tomorrow – but I might be wrong. I’ll find out, but I’m staying hopeful and the best thing you do is to arrive hopeful and positive and navigate from there.”

He did, nevertheless, acknowledge that Mercedes may well not appreciate Austria as much as they did other courses like Silverstone. Where Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz won a Grand Prix for the first time.

Austria is known for its low-speed corners and high-downforce requirements.

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Lewis Hamilton on Carlos Sainz’s win in Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton, Carlos Sainz, Sergio Perez (Right to Left)

“So, I feel like things all happen for a reason. I think it was Carlos’s weekend. It was written that he’d get his first win there, which I’m really happy for him.”

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