Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes will 'get back to the top' of Formula One

Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton has downplayed the team's failures this season, insisting it's not "the end of the world" if they don't win a race.

The Brackley-based outfit pushed Red Bull until the end of the 2021 season, with Hamilton earning eight race wins to finish second in the Drivers' Championship.

Unfortunately for the Brit it's been more of a slog this time around, with Mercedes making a slow start to the new campaign.

Toto Wolff's team are yet to win a race in 2022 and are third in the Constructors' Championship, while Hamilton is down in sixth place, two spots under team-mate George Russell.

Nevertheless, the seven-time World Champion remains philosophical about it all. He believes the team has grown this season and will challenge the top dogs again soon.

"I do not look at it as a dry spell. I feel this year has been a year of growth. It has been a good experience for all," Hamilton told reporters in Kuala Lumpur ahead of this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.

"There are six races (left) so there's six opportunities and we will try to get a win, but if we do not do well, I do not think it is the end of the world.

"We will get back to the top. We just need to understand the car."

Looking ahead at the rest of the 2022 season, Hamilton added: "Our goal is a second placing. Hopefully, in the next six races, we will do well."

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