Lewis Hamilton insists he does not feel alarmed by Mercedes’ latest technical failure and says he will channel the power of positive thinking at the German GP.
The world champion will start Sunday’s race at Hockenheim from 14th place – 13 spots behind pole-sitting title rival Sebastian Vettel – after a hydraulics fault at the end of Q1 triggered a power steering failure and meant he had to stop his car on track.
The technical problem comes two races after Mercedes suffered race-ending failures on both their cars in Austria and amid a fierce championship battle with Ferrari, who lead both title races.
But asked on Saturday evening if he was starting to feel ‘alarmed’ by recent events, Hamilton replied: “I don’t find it alarming. We work through whatever issues we are faced with.”
He added: “When I got back [to the garage] my first thought is we all feel the same pain in the team, and I truly mean it when I say we win and lose together. I can’t control what has just happened, all I can do is try to shape and steer what is happening in the future.
“I got past it really quick, which is part of the growing process for all of us, and now I’m trying to make sure to put as much energy towards doing the best job I can [in the race]. As you see in lots of scenarios in life, good things can come if you put hard work and positive energy towards it. So that’s what I’m going to try.”