Hamilton Optimistic About Mercedes’ 2024 Prospects Following Promising Test Results

In preparation for the 2024 season, the seven-time World Champion recently paid a visit to Mercedes' facilities in Brackley and Brixworth.


By Ben Bush
Updated on February 2, 2024

Hamilton Optimistic for 2024

In preparation for the 2024 season, the seven-time World Champion recently paid a visit to Mercedes’ facilities in Brackley and Brixworth to monitor their ongoing developments.

Lewis Hamilton expresses “full faith” in Mercedes‘ capability to deliver a competitive car for the 2024 season, bolstered by his observations during a recent wind tunnel test at the factory.

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The seven-time World Champion made a timely visit to the factory just before receiving the third-place trophy in the Drivers’ Championship at the FIA Prize Giving Gala in Baku, Azerbaijan.

During his visit, Hamilton focused on assessing the progress of the W15. He acknowledged the challenges in forming early conclusions about the team’s current status with the new car.

“I’m not an engineer or a designer. So it’s not easy. It’s always an exciting time of the year because I have seen the current car in the wind tunnel,” Hamilton told RacingNews365.

“I always go by the wind tunnel when I go to the factory to see it evolving in whichever direction it ends up going.”

Hamilton Anticipates a New Design in 2024

Toto Wolff, Team Principal, emphasised Mercedes‘ commitment to exhaustive development of their 2024 contender, aiming to turn around their fortunes after a year without victories.

Hamilton anticipates a significantly revamped design for the car when he revisits post-winter break, suggesting a “different animal”.

“I popped in just to see where we were and when I come back it will be again a different animal.

“But I have full faith in everyone that’s working on it and I’m hopeful that we will be in a much more competitive position next year.”

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