Lewis Hamilton has rated his chances of sealing a race victory at
the Sao Paulo Grand Prix this weekend. Hamilton last secured a race
win at the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix with Mercedes slipping
back in the pecking order ever since the introduction of new
technical regulations last year. Its sole victory since the new
cars came into play was at last season’s race in Sao Paulo, with
George Russell fending off team-mate Hamilton for the victory.
While Hamilton is anticipating that Red Bull will once again be the
class of the field as it has been for much of the season, the
seven-time World Champion has looked to a strategy advantage to win
in Brazil. “I anticipate the Red Bulls are going to blitz it
because their car has been great but if that’s not the case, then
I’ll be ready to take the fight to them,” Hamilton told media
including RacingNews365.com. “If it can be anything like Austin and
we can get the strategy better then that would be incredible. “And
I came away empty-handed last year, so I don’t plan on that this
year.” Hamilton looking to long-term gains Prior to Mercedes’ slump
in form, the German manufacturer won eight F1 titles in a row with
Hamilton central to the Brackley-based squad’s success. Although
the team has appeared strong over the last couple of races with
Hamilton crossing the line second in the USA (before he was
disqualified) and Mexico, the 38-year-old asserts he is looking to
long-term gains. “After the last couple of races, you get messages
from people like ‘oh, it’s looking good’. I’m like ‘it was looking
good at the end of last year, too’,” he said. “But we started 1.5
seconds behind at the start of the year. So I’m not dazzled by
where we are currently. “I’m proud… the only reason I’m on the
podium is the great work that’s gone in the background, but I’m
more thinking quite long-term at the moment. “And then short-term
just trying to solidify second in the Constructors’ because that’s
so important for everyone within the team.”

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