Lewis Hamilton's frustration is healthy: Mercedes boss Ross Brawn
“Lewis wears his heart on his sleeve, but he was very constructive after the race,” said Brawn. “They are healthy frustrations, not negative, and both drivers gave us a good insight into what is going on in the debrief.”
The British driver was clearly upset regarding his team’s recurring inability to overcome the tyre problem. He complained about his tyres losing grip over the team radio in Nurburgring.
He started from pole position but later had to settle for P5. Mercedes have shown good signs in qualifying but have been struggling to find race pace.
“It would be good to get a win but at the moment it really doesn’t feel like it’s going to happen,” a disgruntled Hamilton was quoted as saying. “Luck is definitely not with me but who knows? At some stage it’s got to come.”
When asked about his title hopes, he replied: “I’m not really thinking about the Championship now. There’s really no point thinking about it – especially as he [Sebastian Vettel] is over 60 points ahead.”
Team boss Ross Brawn, on the other hand, sounded quite positive.
“We have to look at where we came from. We are disappointed because in Germany we scored 12 points. In the second half of last year we would have given our right arm for 12 points. We are still second in the Championship and we have a lot of things we can do,” he said.