Lewis Hamilton is doubtful about Mercedes' chances of closing the gap to Red Bull in the coming F1 rounds following Max Verstappen's hat-trick of wins.
Hamilton has not won a race since the Spanish Grand Prix at the beginning of May and trails Verstappen by 32 points in the Drivers' Championship.
“These past races have been difficult and obviously he’s pretty much just cruising ahead," Hamilton told RacingNews365.com and other select members of the press. "There’s not really much I can do about that
“It’s a shame it’s not as close as it was at the beginning of the year, but that’s the way it is. We’ve still got a lot of races ahead of us so we just have to just keep our heads down and just keep plugging away.”
Mercedes confirmed that they will bring upgrades to the next event at the British GP and is hopeful for a better performance at Silverstone to try and put an end to Red Bull's recent dominance.
“I’m praying for a different scenario in the next race," added Hamilton. “But look at their car, it’s just on rails
“We’re giving it absolutely everything this past two weeks, I’ve been to the factory each week trying to extract as much as I can from the car.
“Our car just doesn’t go well in Austria for some reason. I really hope that it does in these next ones.”