Lewis Hamilton at risk of losing incredible F1 record of winning a race EVERY season after damning Mercedes verdict

LEWIS HAMILTON is at risk of losing his record of winning a race for every season he has been in F1 after declaring Mercedes have NOT improved his car.

The seven-time world champion has achieved at least one GP win a year for the past 15 years since he first broke into F1 in 2007.

However, that record is in danger this season as he continues to struggle for pace in his Silver Arrow.

Hamilton was sixth in the Miami GP while his team-mate, George Russell was fifth.

Hamilton said: "Unfortunately we are at the same speed as we were in the first race.

"We haven't improved in these five races but I am hopeful, we have to keep trying and keep working hard."


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Hamilton says he has been forced to adapt his driving style now he is scrapping for points in the midfield rather than dictating the pace out in front.

Having dominated the sport for so long, Hamilton says he is now adjusting to life in the chasing pack.

He added: "It's still racing, just a different perspective, a different point of view.

"You want to try and go forward but it is difficult when you are not going forwards. It is what it is but it's an experience for sure."


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Meanwhile, Mercedes boss Toto Wolff says the team are committed to refining this year's F1 car – which has very evident porpoising issues causing their drivers to bounce around in their cockpits.

And Wolff says they are not in the business of ripping up the design and starting again, but he does say the next race at Barcelona could be the turning point.

He said: "There is potential in the car and she is fast but we just don't understand how to unlock the potential.

"It is a car that is super difficult to drive, dipping in and out of the performance window — more out than in — and dissecting the data with a scalpel is a painful process.

"The data sometimes doesn't show what the drivers tell us and suddenly they have their hands full with a car that is not nice, comfortable or predictable to drive.

"We have stayed committed to the current concept, we are faithful to the current concept, we are not looking at the lady next door to see if we like it more.

"Before we make a decision on switching to another concept we need to understand where this one went wrong.

"What is the good and what is the bad. I would be asking for an answer after Barcelona and then we have to look ourselves in the mirror and ask: 'Did we get it wrong or not?'."

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