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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG, with Angela Cullen, Physiotherapist, Mercedes AMG
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The small details where Hamilton can make the difference for Mercedes

Finishing a lapped 13th in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was a bitter pill for Lewis Hamilton to swallow and encapsulated Mercedes' current Formula 1 struggles. But as a recent paddock insider explains, despite being saddled with an ineffective car, the seven-time world champion can have great unseen influence in its recovery

There is no getting away from the fact that Lewis Hamilton's difficult 2022 Formula 1 season hit a fresh low at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. On a weekend not helped by track characteristics (both surface and layout) that exacerbated porpoising problems, plus cooler temperatures that did not suit the Mercedes with its tyre warm up issues, the final nail in the coffin came when he was lapped by Max Verstappen in the race.

After his Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff came on the radio straight after the race to apologise for the undriveable car he had been given, Hamilton was clear about one point in his response: "Let's keep working hard".

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