‘What do time and pressure make?’: Lewis Hamilton’s message ahead of 2023 Monaco GP

Lewis Hamilton has won the Monaco Grand prix three times in his Formula 1 career.

Seven-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton appears to be in a winning mood ahead of next weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, with the Mercedes driver having shared a throwback photo on social media.

Hamilton took to Instagram to post a photo of him as a child holding a karting trophy in one hand, whilst the other hand held a framed picture of the 38-year-old on a podium, perhaps an indicator that things are about to improve for the 103-time race winner.

“What do time and pressure make?” Hamilton wrote in an Instagram post, accompanied by an image of him as a child.

With Hamilton having not won since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, perhaps his Instagram post is a sign that his winless streak could end next weekend at the iconic Circuit de Monaco.

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Mercedes have confirmed that they’ll be introducing their new concept at the Principality, so maybe Hamilton’s post is a sign that the upgrades are going to result in the Silver Arrows returning to the front.

Many have questioned why the Germans are introducing the new concept in Monaco, given how unique the venue is.

The concept’s full potential won’t be seen next weekend; however, the Spanish Grand Prix which takes place in a fortnight will be a better indicator of just how good the new concept of the W14 is.

Should it improve the team’s performance, then Hamilton can perhaps start to look towards catching Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, who’ve enjoyed a sensational start to 2023.

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Red Bull are the only side to have won a race this season, whilst Hamilton is responsible for Mercedes’ only podium.

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Whilst many are getting excited about the Brackley-based team’s huge upgrade package, team principal Toto Wolff is trying to manage expectations, given how unlikely it is that they’ll suddenly be in the mix with their Austrian rivals.

Should a miracle happen for Mercedes, though, then Hamilton could see his winless streak finally end, something which would likely come as a relief to the veteran.

2022 was actually the first season of his F1 career where he failed to claim a single victory, an unwanted milestone he won’t be wanting to repeat this year.