Seven-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows exactly what he wants to see from next year's Mercedes chassis.
The Brit feels confident that with his wealth of experience he will be able to give the Mercedes development team valuable feedback about next year’s car.
Hamilton also understands that F1 teams will have limited resources to work on the 2023 cars due to restricted budgets.
“We are constantly just learning more about this car, so everything I’m working on with… you know, back at the factory, in the debriefs, trying to articulate how we are feeling in the car and the things we want for next year,” Hamilton told reporters after the French GP.
“Just with my time here, over the years, I feel I’m able to… I know exactly what I want in the car for next year that fundamentally things can’t change, that are too big to change here with a cost cap this year, so I’m able to, ahead of time, say these are the things I want in next year’s car.
“So those things I think are being taken into account and whilst we continue to try and dial this car in, of course bit by bit, as we go into these next weeks, the next couple of months, the full focus will probably be into next year’s car.”