“A Hamilton that starts sixth is still going to challenge for the win and we know that.”
Lewis has won at the Shanghai circuit for the past two years, collected the penalty after Mercedes decided to change his car’s gearbox ahead of Sunday’s third round of the season. “For me a challenge is an opportunity to rise,” said Hamilton, who has the words ‘Still I Rise’ emblazoned on his helmet and tattooed across his back. “I love racing so I get to race this weekend rather than be at the front and have less of a race.”
Hamilton recognised it would be a tough weekend but said fighting through the field reminded him of his karting days, when others had better equipment and he had to make the difference. “Actually, the last couple of races, being a little further back has been really exciting,”
“It hasn’t really changed my approach at all,” Rosberg said of the Briton’s setback. “A Hamilton that starts sixth is still going to challenge for the win and we know that.”
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Up close and personal with Max (UK)
Broccoli, Bernie and beautiful friends: BBC 5 live F1 reporter Tom Clarkson gets up close and personal with Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix, which takes place in Shanghai this weekend.
Toro Rosso need to sign Sainz over Verstappen
“Both are very good and very fast,” Johnny Herbert told the Spanish sports newspaper Marca.
“As I said before, they’re the future. I think Carlos is smarter than Verstappen, I see him using his head better, perhaps because Max is younger, but both are very good. But looking ahead, if I had to sign one of the two, I would choose Sainz. If the decision is taken by Helmut Marko then I don’t know what will happen, because sometimes his decisions with the drivers are a bit strange,”
Stewart says that if he was running Mercedes, he would pull the German carmaker out of F1
“I believe Mercedes will win both titles again this year,” Stewart told Brazil’s Globo Esporte. “But if I was a member of the decision-making group, I would propose that Mercedes leaves F1, as they once did in a similar situation,” the Scot explained
“I would stay as an engine supplier and make it available to those who want it, as Ford did with Cosworth. Everyone will want it and so the Mercedes name will continue to win. The Ford Cosworth was champion with us,” added Stewart, referring to his title-winning days with Matra and Tyrrell, “but today everyone remembers Ford Cosworth as they also won with McLaren, Williams, Lotus.”
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