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Mercedes trust in Lewis Hamilton to deliver

SUPPORTED: Lewis Hamilton has not been confident in his own driving (PA)

FORMULA ONE team Mercedes have fully backed racer Lewis Hamilton to deliver.

The vote of confidence came after the British driver said he needed to win back the trust of his team.

After finishing third in last week’s Canadian GP, he said he was “massively determined to regain everyone's confidence in me”.

However, such sentiment has not been necessary according to Mercedes, whose motorsport chief Toto Wolff said: “I don't have that feeling we lack confidence in him.

“I think we will see great races from Lewis. I've no doubt about that.”

The 28-year-old racer has previously said he has not yet conquered his new Mercedes car since his move from McLaren at the end of last season.

He added that the braking system had proved challenging.

Yet Wolff has backed his man all the way, adding: “We saw he was very strong in Canada where he was on course for pole before he missed his braking in the last sector, which was really wet.”

Commenting on the differences between his team and Hamilton’s old employers, Wolff said: “For sure, it's different here to McLaren.

“We're trying to give him freedom, but I don't think it's the reason why he hasn't performed up to his expectations, although he has performed up to ours.”

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