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Sport Hamilton: Ferrari will falter

06:30  11 june  2018
06:30  11 june  2018 Source:   skysports.com

Hamilton predicts Ricciardo future

  Hamilton predicts Ricciardo future Lewis Hamilton has predicted Daniel Ricciardo will stay at Red Bull for 2019 as the Monaco GP winner prepares to consider his options.Ricciardo is in the final season of his existing contract with Red Bull and has been heavily linked with a move to Mercedes and Ferrari - both of whom currently have vacancies for next year.

BARCELONA, Spain — ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

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Lewis Hamilton expects Ferrari to falter in the world championship battle and says Mercedes need to keep the pressure on the Scuderia. 

Hamilton lost the lead of the Drivers' Championship on Sunday when he could only manage fifth at the Canadian GP, with Sebastian Vettel's victory giving him a one-point advantage at the top of the standings.

The Briton has challenged his Mercedes engineers to keep working to improve their W09 and vowed to bounce back stronger at the French GP in two weeks' time.

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"There is no reason to lose control, we just keep doing what we're doing, keep our heads down, keep motivated and keep pushing because they will falter," Hamilton told Sky Sports F1.

Hamilton predicts Ricciardo future

  Hamilton predicts Ricciardo future Lewis Hamilton has predicted Daniel Ricciardo will stay at Red Bull for 2019 as the Monaco GP winner prepares to consider his options.Ricciardo is in the final season of his existing contract with Red Bull and has been heavily linked with a move to Mercedes and Ferrari - both of whom currently have vacancies for next year.

BARCELONA, Spain -- ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

The odds on that scenario becoming reality will have shortened in the wake of Hamilton 's faultless Friday at the Circuit of Americas as the Mercedes driver topped both sessions while Vettel's Ferrari once again faltered and suffered fresh reliability concerns.

"We have to keep applying the pressure. We didn't this weekend, but I'm really going to make sure I come back stronger in the next race.

"Ferrari ultimately have had a slightly better package. All round they've been doing a slightly better job so we've got to do more."

Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP on the drivers parade before the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) © Getty Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP on the drivers parade before the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 10, 2018 in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Hamilton thought engine would blowHamilton's bid for a record-equalling seventh victory in Montreal was compromised from the start of the race with his engine suffering from cooling problems.

The Silver Arrows were forced to abandon their planned engine upgrade this weekend due to "quality issues", and Hamilton says he was relieved to make it to the chequered flag without his power unit - contesting its seventh race - failing entirely.

Hamilton: Mercedes on back foot

  Hamilton: Mercedes on back foot Lewis Hamilton fears Mercedes have lost critical performance by delaying their engine upgrade at the Canadian GP.Mercedes were due to introduce their second power unit of the season this weekend but were forced to shelve their upgrade package after identifying a "quality issue", with the new engine now delayed until the next race in France.

BARCELONA, Spain -- ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

BARCELONA, Spain -- ESPN rounds up the main talking points from the Spanish Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton dominated from the opening lap to claim a second victory in 2018. Shock: Ferrari will have a lot of questions to answer on Monday morning in Maranello.

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"I'm just so happy that I finished as from the start I was down on power and my engine was saying that it was over temperature and I couldn't get them down," he said.

"I thought it was going to fail. Every single lap I was kind of on the edge just waiting for the power to drop away and disappear.

"It kept dropping and coming back and dropping again. It kept going. It's the seventh race of the engine so it saw its life and I could have lost a lot more points today."

F1 2018's regulations limit drivers to just three engines over the season before grid penalties start being applied and Hamilton believes the rules need changing.

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Sebastian Vettel holding a sign: Sebastian Vettel celebrates after winning the 2008 Santander Grand Prix of Italy, his first victory in Formula One. Supermodel's quick flag ends Canadian Grand Prix one lap early

"I hope they don't go to two engines next year as it will get ridiculous. It was definitely a bit more fun when you had more engines," he added.

"The fact that a season could sway through reliability, I don't think anyone wants to see that. I don't think anyone wants to be cheated of that. You want real, true performance. The sport is going in the wrong direction in my opinion.

"I have so many different opinions about it. They want to change these engines to save costs and then they spend more to produce it."

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Hamilton wins French GP to retake lead in F1 title race .
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton won the French Grand Prix from pole position to retake the lead of the Formula One title race on Sunday. Starting third behind Hamilton and Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas, Vettel tried to use his faster set of tires to make a good start.

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