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Hamilton vows to give Ferrari a 'good fight'

  • Published on 31 Mar 2019 14:43
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Lewis Hamilton says that Mercedes can still beat Ferrari despite the Maranello squad's strong pace in qualifying.

Ferrari locked out the front row in qualifying, with Hamilton following Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel

The Briton's fastest time was just over three-tenths down on Leclerc's who secured the first pole position of his Formula 1 career. 

Two weeks ago, Mercedes dominated proceedings in Melbourne, taking a front-row lockout and securing the one-two finish in the race, with Hamilton following his teammate Valtteri Bottas home by over 20 seconds.

But after a difficult Friday in Bahrain, Hamilton believes Mercedes has recovered well and will be in a strong position in the race to challenge Ferrari, 

“Yesterday was a struggle,” said Hamilton after qualifying. “All weekend, we’ve seen incredible pace form Ferrari, and I didn’t know we would be as close as we were.

“I made changes to the car overnight, so I’m hopeful the car is in a better position. It’s why I‘m a bit more upbeat,” he added.

“Now we are in a better position. Tomorrow’s the more important day and it will be interesting to see how we do. We’re going to give them a good fight, that’s for sure.

"They’ve showed incredible pace but it doesn’t mean they can’t be beat. We’re going work on it, keep our heads down and see what happens.”


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