Hamilton counting down days to Mercedes F1 launch amid "painful" races
Mercedes had a difficult weekend at Monza, with Ferrari clearly outperforming them and the W14 being the third-fastest car. Hamilton finished sixth and Russell finished fifth due to their top-speed disadvantage. Hamilton has been struggling with difficult qualifying sessions, starting further back on the grid, but has managed to make up positions during the race. However, Mercedes has not been able to challenge Red Bull’s dominance. Hamilton expressed his frustration with their current car and hopes for improvements in the future. During the race, Hamilton had concerns about tire management and questioned the team’s decision to pit early. Despite these challenges, he was able to finish in the top six after overtaking multiple drivers.