Formula One managing director Ross Brawn claims Lewis Hamilton will remain in racing and will be seeking an eighth world title, either ‘this year’ or ‘next year’.
It’s been a frustrating season so far for the seven-time world champion as he finds himself nearly 70 points behind leader Charles Leclerc in sixth after the Miami Grand Prix.
Hamilton has been struggling to adjust to Mercedes’ new W13 car and has fallen behind new teammate George Russell on four of the five race weekends in 2022.
Despite his problems, Ross Brawn is backing the Briton to be good and potentially secure an eighth world title this year.
Brawn said: “These first couple of races he’s been looking for the solutions and in doing so he’s been playing around with different setups on the car, trying to come up with the solutions.
“He’s probably sacrificing racing to try to get the information and data that the team can use to solve the problem.”
“That’s the feedback I’m getting from the team as George goes down a more conventional path… and Lewis tries to solve the problem.”
Mercedes has moved away from favorites Ferrari and Red Bull, but Brawn is backing his old team to turn things around soon.