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