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Mercedes will be underdogs to Ferrari, says Lewis Hamilton

Friday, 14 April 2017 :  Lewis Hamilton says his Mercedes team are the “underdogs” in their battle with Ferrari heading into this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Briton shares the championship lead with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel after a win and a second place apiece in the first two races of the season.

Hamilton’s concerns stem from tyre usage in the desert heat.

Compared to Ferrari, Mercedes struggled on the softer tyres used in the first race of the season in Australia, when the temperatures went up on race day.

The heat in Bahrain is much more intense than in Melbourne, even though the race starts at twilight and runs into darkness.

Hamilton said: “Ferrari have shown tremendous pace and I think in the first race, particularly in race trim, they’re very, very quick – particularly on the hotter circuit.

Source : Internet

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