Former world champion and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton had a horrific outing in the 2022 season as he failed to win a single race. After the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022, Lewis Hamilton rated the 2022 Championship season among the top three worst outings of his career but underlined team unity as one of the biggest positives of the season.
But after his F1 commitments, the seven-time champion was seen blowing off some steam in Japan. Hamilton was spotted driving one of the most iconic JDM cars, the Nissan GT-R on the streets of Tokyo. The British driver pushed the car to its limits and posted the video on Instagram.
Mercedes was underwhelming this season, finishing third in the constructor standing next to Ferrari (554) and Red Bull Racing (759). Similarly, Hamilton ended up with a sixth-place finish making it one of his worst seasons. Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing topped the season with 454 points and walked away with the title.
Assessing his performance this year, Lewis Hamilton claimed it 'was not one of the greatest. While talking to Sky Sports, he said, "It is probably up there with the top-three worst seasons. But in terms of how the team stayed united, there have been many pluses. It would have been nice to take a win, but one win is not enough, is it?"
"It would have been nice to have taken a win, but one win is not enough. When we got our first fifth this year, it felt like a win. So, when we got our first fourth, it felt like a win. So, when we got our first podium, it felt like a win, and those second places felt like we achieved something so I will hold on to those," Lewis added.