Lewis Hamilton is not surprised that his team Mercedes has lost a number of employees to competitor Red Bull Racing in the last days.

According to the world champion, this is a logical consequence of the success he has with Mercedes.

Red Bull, which will drive a self-built engine for the first time in 2025, took a major blow almost two weeks ago by bringing in engine developer Ben Hodgkinson and took over five more engineers from Mercedes on Thursday.

"I'm not very concerned about it. It all takes place in the background and I know that Toto (Wolff, the Mercedes team boss, ed.) Is doing his best to manage everything as well as possible," Hamilton said on Thursday. the press moment in the run-up to the race weekend in Barcelona.

“Everyone on our team is great, so it's no surprise they are in the spotlight. We've had a lot of success. But in the end, we all have to determine our own journey. the collective. "

Timetable GP Spain

  • Friday 11.30am-12.30pm: First free practice

  • Friday 3 pm-4pm: Second free practice

  • Saturday 12 noon - 1 pm: Third free practice

  • Saturday 3 pm: Qualification

  • Sunday 3 pm: Race

'Doesn't want to play psychological games'

Hamilton did not want to go into too much detail about whether there is a psychological game between Red Bull and Mercedes.

"I don't have to concentrate on that and I don't really like that," said the 35-year-old Briton.

"I just try to get the best out of myself and I know I can do great things. I don't feel like I have to scare someone else or play games."

Hamilton seems to be facing an exciting battle for the world title with Max Verstappen this season.

Of the first three races, the Mercedes driver won two and his competitor from Red Bull one.

The Formula 1 season continues this weekend in Barcelona, ​​where the first two practices will be held on Friday.

The Grand Prix of Spain starts on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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