Hamil­ton ad­mits to hav­ing ‘no idea’ why Mercedes has strug­gled in re­cent races

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Lewis Hamil­ton says his fo­cus can­not slip af­ter win­ning a fifth For­mula 1 ti­tle be­cause he has “no idea” why he has strug­gled in the last two grands prix.

Hamil­ton won four races in a row to put him­self on the brink of the cham­pi­onship but Mercedes then had prob­lems in the United States and Mex­i­can GPS.

He clinched the crown by fin­ish­ing fourth in Mex­ico, the first time he failed to stand on the podium since the Aus­trian GP at the start of July.

Hamil­ton said: “I still have work to do. I’ve still got to get back to the fac­tory and rally the troops to fig­ure out how we can come back and win these next races.

“I have no idea why I strug­gled so much in these last two and we all feel the pain of not win­ning those races.

“We still have the con­struc­tors’ cham­pi­onship to win, which I know will mean even more to all the guys back at the fac­tory. So that’s the fo­cus.”

Mex­ico was a‘hor­ri­ble’race

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