Lewis Hamilton is hoping that Mercedes can achieve "something special" at the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix after a strong outing in Mexico.
The Silver Arrows looked particularly competitive over the weekend at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, with George Russell and Hamilton lining up in P2 and P3 respectively on the grid.
After a strong start to the race, the team ultimately were unable to challenge Red Bull's Max Verstappen for victory. Hamilton has acknowledged that strategy calls may have played a part in this.
Despite losing out on a potential first win of the 2022 F1 season, Hamilton is feeling positive about the Brackley-based squad's performance.
Hamilton praises Mercedes' 'amazing' work
"[There are] so, so many positives to take from this weekend," Hamilton told media, including RacingNews365.com, after ending the Mexican Grand Prix in second place, with Russell finishing P4.
"This is definitely the most competitive and the best the car has felt all year – and that is truly down to the amazing work from all the women and men back at the factory, who have just been doing such an amazing job, and not giving up.
"I think it's just been a real showing of resilience, and perseverance."
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What can Mercedes achieve at the Brazilian GP?
Having come close to achieving a debut win of the 2022 campaign, Hamilton has high hopes for Mercedes' prospects at the next race on the calendar in Brazil.
"I'm so happy to be kind-of back in that fight," the seven-time World Champion commented.
"We saw in the last race [in the United States], kind-of, almost having a chance to win.
"I don't know what the car will be like in these next races. I'm hoping in Brazil, something special may come of it. But we'll see."
With two races remaining in the season, Hamilton currently sits P5 in the World Championship standings, while Mercedes hold third place in the Constructors'.
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