Lewis Hamilton feels his chances of overhauling Sergio Perez for
second in the Drivers’ are all but over, as he insisted he doesn’t
care if he beats the Mexican or not. Heading into the Las Vegas
Grand Prix, Perez enjoys a 32-point advantage over Hamilton,
meaning if he leaves Nevada with a lead of 26 points or more, he
will wrap up Red Bull’s first-ever one-two in the Drivers’. Perez
has two wins this season to Hamilton’s zero, although the Mexican
has endured a tricky run of form, including crashing out of his
home race at Turn 1 after an over-zealous move around the outside.
Faced with such a big gap to make up, Mercedes driver Hamilton
feels attention will be better served on the 2024 car instead of
trying to overhaul Perez to finish runner-up to the runaway Max
Verstappen. Hamilton concedes Perez defeat “I’m coming for [Perez],
but he is too far away now to be honest,” Hamilton told media
including RacingNews365. “32 points in two races, he would have to
have two disasters and I would have to be second basically [in both
races]. “But for me, it really doesn’t make any difference if we
are second or third, I think we’ve still have an amazing year given
the car that we had. “We never thought that we would be fighting
for second in the Constructors’ and knocking on the door of most
dominant car of our era. “I am grateful for just being where we
are, and having had a half-decent season, and much better than last
year. “[Brazil] definitely felt like one of the worst [races], we
just got the car in the wrong place, but there is potential in the
car, and we had two really great races before. “We just had it in
the wrong window, and that is on all of us, but we’ve learned it
and experiences like that you learn more. “It is painful for
everybody, but everybody is recovered, back in the factory and
motivated to finish off strong this season, and I have no doubt we

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