Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time world champion, failed to make a mark in the pre-season testing in the Bahrain circuit. But the Brit is back in Bahrain for the first race of the season.
Hamilton had a poor start for the 2021 season, failed to be at the top of the table throughout the test. The 36-year-old ranked below the top ten on most days and only finished in fifth in the last overall timesheet. Whereas his Finnish teammate Valtteri Bottas was the fastest on the second day.
Both the Silver Arrow drivers complained about having issues with the stability and performance of the new Mercedes W12. The two drivers faced troubles with the gearbox. To aggravate affairs, Hamilton got stuck in the Turn 13 gravel because of poor handling.
Lewis Hamilton is back in Bahrain
The Billion Dollar Man returned to the Middle-Eastern country to race in the same circuit of the pre-season testing for the first race of the upcoming season. Hamilton needs to leave a mark on the Bahrain GP and the rest of the season. As the Brit only extended the contract for a single year with Mercedes, and many are speculating, this is the last season for the defending-champion.
Hamilton was calm about the results of the Bahrain test and had complete faith in the engineers. Thus he stayed positive and enjoyed some leisure time with his guitar, which shook the Internet.
Not great at playing but the point is I love it and that’s all that matters 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/C76yUP7XpN
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) March 22, 2021
James Vowles, the Chief Strategist of Mercedes, also echoed the thoughts of Hamilton on improving their car prior to the first Grand Prix. Vowels reported, “Huge amounts of data available to us and now a long journey ahead to try and understand what was causing that.”
The seven-time champion will be seen behind the improved W12 for the Bahrain Grand Prix, which is starting on March 26. We can expect Lewis Hamilton back in action, competing for his eighth title and Mercedes extending their winning streak to eight.
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