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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton overwhelmed as Mercedes bolt on upgrades for British GP

Lewis Hamilton is hoping that the overwhelming hard work of his Mercedes team pays off ahead of his home event, the British Grand Prix.

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Lewis Hamilton says he is overwhelmed by the amount of work his Mercedes team have put into delivering an upgrade package for the British Grand Prix as he waits to see the results of his team's efforts.

The seven-time World Champion is still chasing his first race win of the season, with his W13 having so far failed to deliver on track, both at the hands of Hamilton and teammate George Russell.

The two drivers have shared five podiums in 2022, but neither has stood any higher than the third step, and the team continue to play catch-up to Ferrari and Red Bull.

For the British Grand Prix weekend, Mercedes will run upgrades engineered to help close that gap at the front and finally deliver their British drivers a car capable of delighting the home fans.

"It's always nice having upgrades, and it's the amount of incredible work that goes on in the background that is quite overwhelming, and it's phenomenal to see," Hamilton said, speaking to members of the media, including RacingNews365.com.

Hamilton: Let's hope this upgrade is different

Hamilton will head into the weekend with his fingers firmly crossed that Mercedes have found the answers for the problems that have left them fighting for scraps this season.

The team are 116 points behind Red Bull in the Constructors' standings, with Hamilton now 98 points behind Drivers' leader Max Verstappen – but there are still 13 races between now and the season finale.

"Everyone has their heads down, staying focused and delivering. It's always a big push to bring these components to a race, particularly under the circumstances this year: in terms of the cost cap, for example," continued Hamilton.

"I'm very proud of everyone and very grateful for everyone's incredible hard work. I just hope that it reflects when we put it on track.

"Earlier on in the year, for example, we did put an upgrade on weren't able to extract it all, so let's hope it's different this time."

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