Lewis Hamilton exited Las Vegas Grand Prix qualifying in Q2 as once again Mercedes had a massive gap between its two cars’ pace
The qualifying battle between Lewis Hamilton and George Russell in the 2023 Formula 1 season reflects a closer competition than Russell’s significant points deficit to Hamilton. However, it fails to capture the inconsistency in performance between the two drivers due to the unpredictable nature of the Mercedes car. During qualifying for the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Hamilton trailed Russell by 0.760 seconds and seven places, highlighting the teammate disparity once again. Hamilton admitted to lacking confidence and grip, attributing his struggles to setup changes made overnight. He expressed concern about starting deep in the pack and did not expect significant changes for the race. Despite anticipating potential improvements with the setup, Hamilton’s frustration was evident. Overall, the Mercedes team continues to face challenges in finding consistent performance.