Formula 1 news - Lewis Hamilton is relishing the battle with Max Verstappen and Red Bull, says British GP is a must-win
Lewis Hamilton insists Mercedes must win both races this weekend to boost their chances of staging a comeback against Max Verstappen and Red Bull. Verstappen is 32 points ahead in the race for the championship and Hamilton expects a big performance from Mercedes on home turf. "It's tough, man, and we love the challenge," he said.
Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP talks in the Drivers Press Conference during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone
"We need to win both races at the end of the day," Hamilton told Sky Sports.
"It's not just the first one, it's the second too.
But, again, that's going to be difficult. Do we have the single [lap] pace that they have? Unlikely, but we could be surprised [in qualifying]. Who knows?
"I'm trying to stay hopeful and positive. I'm really proud of all the men and women back at the factory who have worked so hard to bring this upgrade here. It's a step in the right direction and I just hope that we can capitalise on it."