LEWIS HAMILTON has made a bleak Formula One prediction for the 2024 season – as Mercedes struggles go from bad to worse.
The seven-time world champion claimed that Red Bull will continue their dominance over the "next couple of years."
Since the 2022 regulations for F1 cars were introduced Mercedes have deeply struggled to fight for the top position.
While the Silver Arrows have attempted to close their gap to rivals Red Bull they have only won a single race in the last two seasons.
Meanwhile, Red Bull has dominated the leaderboards in record-breaking style as leading driver Max Verstappen has achieved the highest win percentage of any driver in a single season.
With Verstappen's victories not coming to an end any time soon, Hamilton gave his call on how the next few seasons will turn out.
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He said: "The Red Bull, I think, is so far away. I think they're probably going to be very clear for the next couple of years."
Verstappen so far this year has 17 victories from 20 races while accumulating three straight drivers' titles.
The Belgian’s victory in Sao Paulo at the weekend was a sharp contrast to the dismal performance of Mercedes.
Mercedes suffered one of their lowest moments in recent history at the Interlagos.
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The British racing team have had issues with their cars for a while now but this weekend was a horror show for Toto Wolff's side.
Hamilton ended up miles off the podium and finished eighth after being overtaken by Alpine's Pierre Gasly in the final laps.
While fellow Brit and team-mate George Russell was forced to retire the car on lap 58 of 71.
But before the race had even begun the 103-time race-winner sensed trouble looming.
Hamilton continued: "I knew that we would have a difficult day. Nothing changed in the car from yesterday to today, so I knew it would be tough.
"The tyres were overheating, the car was slow on the straights, no grip in corners. Ultimately, all I can do is try and remain optimistic."
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