Formula 1 2023: Lewis Hamilton Spreads Threats, Confident to Win This Season
Lewis Hamilton spreads threats ahead of the 2023 Saudi Arabian Formula 1 (F1) race/photo/Reuters
JEDDAH – Lewis Hamilton is threatening ahead of the 2023 Saudi Arabian Formula 1 (F1) race. The Mercedes AMG Petronas racer is ready to get up and compete for the world title this season.
Hamilton got less than optimal results in the series opener at the Bahrain International Circuit, March 5, 2023. The British racer was only able to finish fifth. Red Bull racer Max Verstappen won the series.
The second series of the Saudi Arabian F1 GP will be held at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, March 17-20 2023. Hamilton is ready to perform optimally. He believes he can reach the highest throne of F1 this season.
“I will win again, we just need time. We hope to be able to compete for the world title again,” said Hamilton, quoted from Crash, Friday (17/3/2023).
In the last two years, Hamilton has not been in the best form and mood. In the 2022 season, for the first time in his history in F1, the 38-year-old driver did not win or take pole position at all.
It’s no wonder that this season is also predicted to be a difficult year for the seven-time world champion. The reason is, Mercedes is considered to have failed to develop its car in a better direction throughout last winter.
“We will never know what will happen later. In this life, there are things that happen when we least expect it,” said Hamilton. “It’s not how you fall down, but how we get up and overcome the problem.”
“The most important thing is to stay positive and get through the problems you are facing. I will put my energy there and everyone in this team is focused on that.”
While on the results of free practice 1 (FP1) Formula 1 (F1) GP Saudi Arabia 2023 at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, Friday (17/3/2023) evening WIB, the duo Red Bull, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, occupy the fastest 1-2 positions.
Verstappen recorded his best time at 1 minute 29.617 seconds. Perez was behind him by 0.483 seconds. Meanwhile, the Mercedes duo, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finished fifth and sixth. They were each 1.1 seconds behind Verstappen.