Lewis Hamilton has criticised Pirelli for giving tyres that are “even worse this yr” forward of the F1 period-opening Bahrain Grand Prix.
Mercedes endured a blended pre-period take a look at as the staff battled to get to grips with its radical new ‘disappearing sidepod’ thought.
Regardless of catching the eye with its style, the Silver Arrows unsuccessful to make an affect on the timesheets in contrast to rivals Purple Bull and Haas with Hamilton’s greatest effort and hard work throughout the a few times placing his just sixteenth in general.
Mercedes has earlier labelled its 2021 car or truck a “diva” and requested if this was all over again an proper description, Hamilton spelled out: “It is not essentially a phrase I would perhaps use.
“I believe 2022’s car or truck laws have intended, for absolutely everyone with absolutely everyone sliding all-around, we all appear to be to have considerably less grip than prior to, the tyres are even worse this yr.
“On the extended operates, it is bodily a whole lot less complicated for me, what I have identified below. The positives so much, pursuing a different car or truck appears a very little little bit greater which is ideally the correct route.”
Regardless of his criticism of Pirelli, the 7-time winner backed the tyre company to provide an enhanced products for the duration of the period.
“I hope we can get some greater tyres at some phase, or probably they’ll do the job greater in areas where by it is not so incredibly hot,” he extra.