Even when he’s not driving, seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton seemingly can’t stop winning, after his Extreme E side claimed victory last weekend at the Hydro X Prix.
Hamilton’s team won the first of two races in Scotland, after Fraser McConnell and Cristina Gutierrez defeated Andretti.
X44 are the reigning Extreme E Champions but currently find themselves fourth in the championship this season, with their win in Scotland having done wonders for their title defence.
Hamilton’s side weren’t quite able to do the double in Scotland with Veloce having been victorious in Sunday’s race; however, the 38-year-old’s team did clash with a former rival of the Briton’s.
X44 collided with Nico Rosberg’s team at a tight bend, after the 2016 World Champion’s side hit Hamilton’s team.
Rosberg’s RXR team were actually the first ever Extreme E Champions back in 2021, with them currently sitting third in the standings, narrowly ahead of Hamilton’s outfit.
Despite having originally been friends, Hamilton and Rosberg formed an intense rivalry during their time at Mercedes together, due to the pair having duelled for the title for consecutive seasons.
Hamilton wasn’t in Scotland over the weekend to support his side, although, he was quick to congratulate them on their victory via Instagram.
“Another W,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of his drivers celebrating.
Following the Hydro X Prix, Hamilton’s attention will now turn to this weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, where he’ll be getting to grips with Mercedes’ new concept.
The Germans will be introducing their much-anticipated new concept in Imola, where the W14 is expected to have a drastically different look.
Their revolutionary ‘zero-sidepods’ are expected to be ditched as part of their new concept, with the likelihood being that they’ll return to a more traditional design.
Hamilton will therefore be hoping for a considerably better weekend, with many already wondering what Mercedes will do should the concept not perform as expected.
If the concept fails to close the gap to Red Bull, then it would be a complete disaster for the Brackley-based team, given how much of their budget for the season has likely been spent on the imminent new concept.
Fans will also be hoping that Mercedes are able to get slightly closer to Red Bull this weekend, in an attempt to stop the Austrians from driving off into the sunset, something they’re already doing after just five races.