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Lewis Hamilton believes that his chances of winning a race are slim 

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton stated that his chances of winning a race in the ongoing season are slim. Mercedes, who are experiencing a very grim season this time, saw Red Bull take the Formula 1 championship with nearly two months still remaining. 

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton stated that his chances of winning a race in the ongoing season are slim. Mercedes, who are experiencing a very grim season this time, saw Red Bull take the Formula 1 championship with nearly two months still remaining. 

Red Bull’s lead racer and defending world champion Max Verstappen won 13 races this season, as opposed to zero from the seven-time world champion. Hamilton is chasing a very elite record of winning at least one race every year since 2007, but with not a lot of time remaining, the British racer seems to have conceded his fate for this season. 

At the US Grand Prix, Hamilton came close to achieving his first victory this season after starting third from the grid. This happened after Verstappen had a forgettable pit stop that left him stationed for 11 seconds. However, the Belgian driver pulled off a stunning comeback, overcoming Leclerc of Ferrari and Hamilton to win his 13th race of the season. 

Hamilton acknowledged that Red Bull currently has the fastest car and told the media that they are well ahead of Mercedes. He conceded that his employers might struggle to manage at the same pace to compete with them in 2022. 

“We really need to be realistic. The Red Bull car has been the fastest car by far all year and it is still the fastest car,” he said.

“It was great to have started third and been in a position to fight but on the true pace, they’ve been ahead of us all weekend. They were on Sunday and they will be the next three races. So, unless something drastic happens to any more of them, then it’s highly unlikely that we will have the true pace to be able to compete with them.”

Despite confirming the constructor’s title, Red Bull is keen on providing a great finish to the season. The remaining races in Mexico City, Brazil, and Abu Dhabi will not be any easier for Mercedes or Ferrari. Still, Hamilton remains confident that if they can come up with a better car next season, we will be up for an exciting battle.