Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari now ‘very hard to beat’ after latest winCat:未分類
Lewis Hamilton suspects Mercedes are likely to find it”difficult to overcome” rejuvenated Ferrari in F1’s forthcoming races but has endorsed the entire world champions to climb into the revived challenge.
Against all expectations in Singapore, on a track that demands high downforce – a sensed 2019 Ferrari weakness – the Scuderia completed first and second in Sunday’s race to extend their winning run – their very best sequence for 11 decades.
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Consequently, Mercedes have suffered three consecutive defeats that were race-day for only the second time in the past six seasons.
And with Ferrari now having discovered a breakthrough by using their car on paths which do not only demand horsepower – the established power of that the SF90 – Hamilton is anticipating a consistent struggle.
“I’m a realist, therefore I see the problem we are in and they have just come up with some type of upgrade that is possibly put their car… maybe they have had a fantastic car all year and it just wasn’t working in the right window,” explained Hamilton on Sunday night.
“Who knows, since it’s unlikely they have brought a massive, massive upgrade that has brought 20-30 things [of [ downforce] to something that performance-wise is likely what you would expect they’ve taken here.
“But clearly their car works well everywhere today so it’s going to be quite difficult to beat them, especially as they are so fast on the straights. We can’t compete with them on the straights at the moment.”
Mercedes must’pull up our socks’
Regardless of Ferrari run, Hamilton and Mercedes’ consistent winning type prior to the August summer break implies they stay firmly on course.
While Ferrari’s lead runner, Leclerc, is 96 points adrift with 156 points to perform for over the last six races hamilton actually extended his name lead to 65 points.
“We have won before with not the best auto but it’s how we deliver over the weekend.
“At the moment they are delivering better from the operations region. I did enough in the race to emerge and direct but the procedures that are whole didn’t work. So we’ve only got to re-huddle, reunite together, work and move forward”
The world champion added:”Of course it’s got tighter and tighter as the season has gone on, we work on that, but in the identical time we have only got to do a better job.
“We’re doing such a excellent job at the beginning of the year and we’ve got this difference, but the difference could easily go. I’m under no illusions – it is not won.
“We’ve got to pull up our socks. We can do better. But we lose and win as a group and all of us do not feel good at the moment.”
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