Lewis Hamilton acknowledged that in 2017 expects Sebastian Vettel even more tough competition in the championship from Nico Rosberg in the three previous seasons.
For the last three years the title was contested between only two racers Mercedes. Ended this confrontation victory and Rosberg’s departure from Formula 1 at the end of 2016.
The season began with a 2017 victory of Vettel, speaking for Ferrari, while Hamilton finished second. Many believe that it was two pilots that will compete for the championship Cup, and when Lewis asked, waiting for it even more intense competition than with Rosberg, the Briton replied in the affirmative.
“Of course, of course. I think this year we will see at the top of the best racers, – quotes Hamilton AUTOSPORT. – Of course, it would be great if in this struggle also involved Fernando, but I don’t think it will happen in the near future.
At least we have such a great racer like Sebastian. He is a four time world champion, who has built a incredible career in Formula 1 and many more years will remain a force to be reckoned with.
It has been my privilege to struggle with him, as with Ferrari. It’s great.”
Comparing the relationship with Vettel and Rosberg, Hamilton said: “I not often fought with Sebastian, but we always had a respectful relationship, and I am sure that this will continue in the future”.
Last winter, Hamilton admitted that last year’s defeat in the championship has made him more determined to succeed in 2017 and the fourth to win the title.
However, the Briton once again expressed confidence that his style of life beyond the race track has no effect on the results.
“In the offseason I used exactly the same approach, as in any other year, Lewis responded to a question about how to change his attitude. – People judge by what they see. In the last four years, I came to the first race of the season in good form and started from pole position.
I am always ready and nothing distracting. Last year the battle was the most tight in recent seasons. Many might think that I’m not like before strive to win, but this is absolutely not true. I’m in good shape and want to win a championship is stronger than ever.”
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