Lewis Hamilton has revealed his admiration for Red Bull's Formula One car, expressing his desire to drive it. Mercedes has faced a difficult period in the last two years since the introduction of new F1 car designs. Despite finishing as the best of the rest in the 2023 drivers championship, Hamilton has not secured a race win in two years, thanks to the dominant performance of Red Bull.
Red Bull's Dominance
Red Bull's Max Verstappen achieved unprecedented success behind the wheel this season, winning a record-breaking 19 races. The team's car evolution plan for next year, described as "difficult for anyone to catch up" by designer Adrian Newey, poses a challenge for Hamilton and other drivers on the grid.
Despite the allure of driving Red Bull's car, Hamilton believes that beating them with Mercedes would be a greater achievement. He stated that working with his team to overcome the dominant car would enhance his legacy more than simply stepping into the most dominant car of all-time.
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff has expressed his confidence in Hamilton's ability to compete for the title in 2024, as long as the team can deliver a car capable of challenging Red Bull. Wolff acknowledged the risks and opportunities that come with a new car for the upcoming season.
Hamilton remains determined to work with his team to regain their winning formula and surpass Red Bull's dominance, highlighting the importance of the team's efforts and the satisfaction it would bring him.
Overall, Hamilton's admiration for Red Bull's car does not deter his determination to overcome the challenges and secure future victories with Mercedes. The upcoming season presents an opportunity for Mercedes to bridge the gap and provide Hamilton with a competitive car.