It is no secret that a Lewis Hamilton little like to turn to the simulator. It seems that the seven-time world champion is a “street” type, a track animal, not very used to the technological replication of a phenomenon that he masters very well in real life. And then the Mercedes ace has never particularly needed the simulator to get the better of Sunday: the talent and driving of a competitive vehicle have always been enough for him. “In general this year I have not driven in the simulator. The other day, for example, I did a couple of laps, but only to work on a more ergonomic concept of the pedal. I don’t really like driving in the simulator nowadays, I prefer the real experience “, he said in 2015.
F1 | Hamilton: “I didn’t prepare for the simulator. I do not like”
Just two months ago # 44 had pointed out that he did not reach 20 laps a year with the simulator. 2021, however, has set Hamilton and Mercedes with their backs to the wall. In front of it there is not just any package, but the one composed by Max Verstappen and by Red Bull. And then even the street Hamilton must give way to the technological one: in the last of the stories Instagram, we see the Mercedes driver struggling with the simulator.
In short, the top of the class went back to studying. Will it be enough to stop Super Max? From the next Austrian Grand Prix we will have a first and partial response.