Lewis Hamilton has pledged to turn Mercedes’ poor form around as Formula 1 returns to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix.
The Briton is sixth in the drivers standings after a difficult start to the season that saw Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc set the tone.
The seven-time world champion is yet to battle for a race victory after battling a host of performance issues.
Mercedes have won the constructors’ championship every year since 2014, but must now surrender their title to either Ferrari or Red Bull.
“I love working with this team,” Hamilton said. “Being on a team is such a privilege and working with so many people towards a common goal.
“And everyone stood up. Amazing how everyone stuck together through the tough times and then we went through the most amazing times together.
“So, you know, a few bad races aren’t going to stop us in our tracks.
“This is where we come together: this is where we learn more about ourselves as individuals; that’s where we grow the most. And that makes this eventual success – which I have no doubt we will eventually achieve – taste even better.
Spanish Grand Prix: UK start date and time
The race weekend at the Circuit de Barcelona in Catalunya is scheduled for Friday May 20 to Sunday May 22.
There will be two training sessions on Friday starting at 1pm UK time, with the third session at noon on Saturday.
Qualifying will then take place at 3 p.m. while the race itself will begin at 2 p.m. UK time on Sunday.
Spanish Grand Prix: TV Channel and Live Stream
Coverage will again be on Sky Sports F1 throughout the weekend. Their coverage of Sunday’s race build-up begins at 1 p.m.
Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.
Alternatively, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99 while Channel Four will show highlights later in the evening.
talkSPORT will have all the best action from Italy throughout the week while talkSPORT.com will have a live blog for the race.
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Spanish Grand Prix: what do we say?
Aston Martin driver Sebastian Vettel has said he was a hypocrite for talking about climate change while a Formula 1 driver.
He told Question Time: “There are questions I ask myself every day. I am not a saint.
“I am very worried about the future of these topics, energy, energy dependency and where we are going in the future.”
On the question of whether he should race, Vettel added: “Yes, and travel the world.
“There are certain things that are in my control, and certain things that are not. It’s my passion to drive a car, I love it, every time I get in the car, I love it.
“When I get out of the car, of course, I think ‘is this something we should be doing? “, travel the world, waste resources.”
Spanish Grand Prix: Drivers Classification
Driver / Car / Points
- Charles Leclerc / Ferrari / 104
- Max Verstappen / Red Bull Racing / 85
- Sergio Perez / Red Bull Racing / 66
- George Russell / Mercedes / 59
- Carlos Sainz/Ferrari/53
- Lewis Hamilton/Mercedes/36
- Lando Norris / McLaren / 35
- Valtteri Bottas / Alfa Romeo / 30
- Esteban Ocon / Alpine / 24
- Kevin Magnussen/Haas/15
- Daniel Ricciardo/McLaren/11
- Yuki Tsounda / Alphatauri / 10
- Pierre Gasly / Alphatauri / 6
- Sebastien Vettel / Aston Martin / 4
- Alexander Albon / Williams / 3
- Fernando Alonso / Alpine / 2
- Lance Stroll/Aston Martin/2
- Zhou Guanyu / Alfa Romeo / 1
- Mick Schumacher / Haas / 0
- Nico Hulkenberg / Aston Martin / 0
- Nicolas Latifi / Williams / 0
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