Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 8, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku Street Circuit,

Ralf Schumacher criticises 'biggest loser of 2022' Lewis Hamilton

Last Updated: 22 Jun 2022 - 18:51

Sky Sports' Naomi Schiff can count on defence from none other than Lewis Hamilton as she released a statement thanking everyone for their support, while Ralf Schumacher has once again hit out at the seven-time champion for his form in 2022.

Keep across for the latest news and reaction as the build up to this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix gets underway.


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Ralf Schumacher isn't impressed with Lewis Hamilton this season

"Lewis Hamilton is the big loser of the season so far," Schumacher wrote in his column for Sky Sports.

"George Russell joined the team at the beginning of the season and is usually ahead of the World Champion and stronger in qualifying.

"The 'greatest driver of all time', as Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff always calls him, is being ironed out by a newcomer in a way that is already worrying.

"I am amazed, because there are only two possibilities: Either Russell is the new high-flyer, or Hamilton has had such a strong car in recent years that has made up for a lot."

Ralf Schumacher (GER). Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 4, Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy, Sprint Day. -

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Lewis Hamilton (GBR), Mercedes AMG F1 Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 8, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku Street Circuit,

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“I think at this sport, everything operates at such a high level and if something is a little bit out of tune, then it can have a little bit of a carry-on effect. It's really for me to get back into that place when I'm fully in tune with the car, and then it will come.

“I have felt it before. It could come at any circuit, and I think from then, then it will probably start to build again, some nice rhythm.”

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) McLaren MCL36. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 8, Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku Street Circuit,

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John Watson gives his view on Lewis Hamilton's struggles

“Lewis needs to be careful not to act like a pantomime dame,” the 76-year-old told the Daily Mail. “It is a very difficult car to drive but at 37 the bones are not as forgiving of an uncomfortable ride.

“This is a whole new world to Lewis. He has had seven or so years when Mercedes have been dominant and it’s perhaps like a seven-year itch. George looked pretty fresh afterwards and finished third to Lewis’s fourth.”


Schiff's statement thanking everyone for their support


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