Hamilton glad to see the again of 2022 F1 season
Lewis Hamilton feels his failure to complete the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sums up his season and admitted he’s glad to see the again of 2022.
The seven-time world champion was working fourth and attempting to carry off Carlos Sainz within the closing levels on the Yas Marina Circuit when a suspected hydraulics drawback slowed him and compelled his retirement with three laps remaining. On the finish of a season through which Hamilton completed sixth within the drivers’ championship and did not win a race for the primary time in his profession, he stated he’s glad to be shifting on.
“I’m more than happy it’s over and executed with,” Hamilton stated. “I all the time believed proper till the final race that there was probably an opportunity. So I feel it’s necessary to carry on to hope and, and simply hold working. I gave it the whole lot and I feel it was finally the final race was nearly like the entire season – it summed up my complete 12 months.”
Hamilton additionally defined the harm his automobile sustained after chopping Flip 6 in a combat with Sainz on the opening lap, and the way his tempo improved due to adjustments made at his pit cease.
“I had a powerful begin, however the automobile flooring took an enormous hit throughout the contact with Carlos and the whole lot else unfolded from there,” he stated. “When it occurs, you simply lose a bit of little bit of efficiency, however the stability mainly shifts forwards. It’s nearly like you may have a great deal of entrance wing and I needed to watch for the cease to take out entrance wing – which did enhance the stability.”
The 37-year-old stated his focus now’s to make use of the challenges of the previous season to return to the entrance frequently in 2023 – Mercedes received only one race all 12 months, in Brazil – however he’s additionally eager for a while off after a 22-race season.
“We could have the following couple of weeks on the manufacturing facility, the place we are going to work arduous to ensure we are able to come again stronger subsequent 12 months so we are going to deal with that,” he stated.
“I hope that the battle this 12 months will present us with the energy and the instruments to combat for extra victories sooner or later – the workforce in Brackley and Brixworth deserve it, given how arduous they’ve labored all 12 months. So, we proceed to rise up and check out. We have to present our energy throughout this winter and into subsequent season.
“Proper now, I’m simply fascinated about my winter. Time with household. Constructing snowmen day in and time out with my niece and nephew, and educating them to ski and simply being a child. I’m going to have the most effective time with my mum, deep conversations, practice and wholesome consuming.”