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Speed Does Not Determine Win – Hamilton

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Speed Does Not Determine Win – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton has told Mercedes that speed alone is not sufficient to win the 2018 F1 titles – this could be a good news for Mercedes if their rival, Ferrari keep their pace benefit when the season resumes.

Hamilton’s shocked repeatedly victories in Germany and Hungary shows that mean it is Hamilton and not Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who was at the forefront of world championship when the sport proceeded to summer break, even though majority of observers believes Ferrari hold a car advantage.

Mercedes strongly believes that Ferrari owns faster car and they need to rapid response in Belgium when the season restarts later in August. Hamilton however highlighted the essence of making use of the most opportunities and avoiding mistakes in weekends race. G

Hamilton said, since the start of the year, its obvious that Ferrari really do have the upper hand pace-wise, but he think all around, performance-wise, in terms of strategy, it’s not all about speed to win a championship. According to him, many things are considered, the strategy calls you make, how things are managed, how mistakes are managed.

Hamilton said, I think, as a whole, Mercedes have hopefully done a slightly better job up till date.

So, we’ve got work to do, we’ve got things to improve, we’ve got performance to bring moving forwards, said Hamilton.

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He therefore suggests that Mercedes try to catch up with Ferrari. But we’ve got to continue to keep rising with all the other elements, which allows us to beat the Ferraris when they don’t bring their A game, Hamilton said.

With the improvements and high level pace of Ferrari cars in 2018 so far, Hamilton’s 24-point title lead holds a record largest a driver has had since 2013, heading into a summer break.

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese GP

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Lewis Hamilton wins the Japanese GP

Lewis Hamilton has propelled himself into touching distance to win a fifth world championship after winning the Japanese GP, following another mistake by Sebastian Vettel, his title rival.

Hamilton is just two weeks away from clinching the championship with victory

at the United States GP.

While Vettel’s season has become ragged since the summer break, Hamilton’s form has been sublime, and Vettel find himself guilty again for a serious error when he crashed into Max Verstappen error during the race.

Vettel hit the side of Verstappen’s car, in an over-aggressive bid to overtake move on the Red Bull. The Suzuka stewards who investigated the incident, chose not to penalised the German, instead was mindful of the damage done to the Ferrari driver who returned to the fray in last place.

While commenting on the incident, Sky Sports F1 pundit Paul di Resra said he cannot believe the mistakes from Vettel, saying the Ferrari driver only has himself to blame for such mistake.

Given that Verstappen was already hit with a five-seconds penalty which was to serve at his first pit-stop for tangling with Kimi Raikkonen, Vettel’s error was all the more daunting one.

The Red Bull driver, Verstappen was penalised for running in an unsafe manner, following his banging of wheels with Raikkonen.

Vettel’s has been subject of reoccurring mistakes through the season.

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Lewis Hamilton’s outstanding Singapore GP pole and victory is a manifestation why he is the best

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Lewis Hamilton’s outstanding Singapore GP pole and victory is a manifestation why he is the best

Until Saturday evening it looked unlikely. In the turbo hybrid era, Singapore has always been a shocker of a track for Mercedes even with their post-2014 dominance of Formula One.

Despite this year appeared a little better but there was still indication that Ferrari were running away with it in qualifying.

Although Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious last year at the Marina Bay Street Circuit, but it was an unexpected victory achieved with the help of the elimination of front three cars on the very first lap.

It was obvious in the second part of qualifying the Mercedes driver was only 0.15 seconds away from the leading Kimi Raikkonen of Ferrari.

But the look on the face of Toto Wolff, his Mercedes team principal as the British finished first with an astonishing lap revealed a lot. Wolff was full of joy.

On a Saturday night in Singapore, it was Hamilton’s skill that was making round in totality, and nothing more.

The race on Sunday in terms of Tyre and pace management, was a much simpler – and duller but the the hard work from the driver was done in qualifying was great.

Since the British Grand Prix in July, Wolff was aware that Ferrari have had the quickest package in place. He was fully aware of the fact that his team have find it difficult to reduce the Scuderia’s raw pace advantage.

Yet, he Wolff also knows that their rival and their driver, Sebastian Vettel have failed to capitalise on this, part of which is through errors and part was through Hamilton’s brilliance.

That was the same thing that happened in Singapore, as under pressure Ferrari made errors out of their strategy both in qualifying and the race.

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But Vettel would had taken pole if Ferrari aced their qualifying strategy. But that is doubtful when someone like Hamilton is take such lap.

With Hamilton now won four race period, Vettel has won just once in a five race. The Mercedes driver only dropped seven points, to leave his rivals on the brink of defeat.

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We are unbeatable on track, that’s why rivals are complaining – Haas 

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We are unbeatable on track, that’s why rivals are complaining – Haas

Haas boss Gunther Steiner says because its Formula 1 rivals cannot be it on track, they have now seek to use legal means to try to stop its charge.

Haas was removed from the the sixth place finish as his floor was riled illegally by the FIA, following Renault protest the Romain Grosjean’s car after the conclusion of the Italian Grand Prix.

But Haas is adamant it didn’t engaged in anything wrong, and has taking the case to the FIA’s International Court of Appeal.

Haas has now been moved back behind Renault in the constructors’ championship after its points were deducted. But Haas boss Steiner clearly understood why his most closed competitor has acted.

Speaking in a team preview Steiner said he wouldn’t expect such, but sometimes people react in such was. He said this when asked if the recent controversy was an expected one or mere coincidence.

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He further said what’s really happening is that rivals tries to beat you in court if they cannot beat you on the track. Hard work will surely earned you envies. We would surely work hard for it and fight even more, said Steiner.

It’s always inevitable that take remove political action away from track, suggested by Steiner amid a close battle between teams.

The Haas boss still believes the team will not relent in its effort to overhaul Renault, despite being faced with additional complication in the next week’s Appeal Court hearing in Paris.

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