Lewis Hamilton is currently facing a grid penalty for Brazilian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton’s journey to win a record-breaking eighth world championship could be dealt a further blow in Brazil this weekend since the Mercedes driver facing a grid penalty.
Lewis Hamilton’s team is considering changing his engine to one which would exceed the number of parts their driver is allowed to use.
The Englishman faced a 10-place grid drop at last month’s Turkish Grand Prix after taking on his fourth power unit of the campaign. He finished the race fifth and was three places behind current leader Max Verstappen.
Lewis Hamilton Is 19Pts Behind Max Verstappen
Lewis Hamilton will head into the final stretch 19 points behind Max Verstappen. The loss of further ground at Interlagos may all but end his title charge with only 78 points remaining after Sunday’s race.
Lewis Hamilton has said that he would not rule out the possibility of an engine change.
He genuinely could not comment on the possibility of an engine change. He knows his present engines are fine but will get to know more later. His team has not done an engineering briefing yet, the 36-year-old said.
Hamilton, who finished a disappointing second to Verstappen last weekend in Mexico City, would have to serve any penalty after the end of Saturday’s sprint race.
The result of last weekend’s sprint determines the grid for Sunday’s main event.
Lewis Hamilton said that a chargeback through the field will be filled with problems after suggesting the Interlagos track – the venue of his memorable 2008 maiden championship triumph – which is among the hardest to pass on the Formula One schedule.
Verstappen’s Red Bull machinery is supposedly perfect for the circuit.
Lewis Hamilton shared that it is not a good track for overtaking. Participants must have a 1.1-second advantage on the car ahead to have just a 50 percent chance of overtaking them. Hamilton has bagged only one victory from his last eight races.
Lewis expects the challenge this weekend to be very difficult. He commented that Red Bull’s pace was phenomenal at the last race and that they have had the strongest car this year, so Mercedes has done as well as they could.
They are hoping to see if they can squeeze any more out of the car but Red Bull’s car was very strong so they will be very hard to defeat.
Every race is a must-win and it has been that way forever especially since they returned from the summer break but Lewis Hamilton and his team have not been able to do so.