The F1 race in Mexico is just around the corner, but Lewis Hamilton is not confident. He says Ferrari has a clear advantage on the long straights.
World Champion Lewis Hamilton has a 64-point advantage over team-mate Valtteri Bottas in the drivers’ standings and a podium finish could be enough to clinch the World Championship title. But even though he has the chance to clinch another title, Ferrari could put a spanner in the works because the Italian team has a speed advantage on the straights.
But team mate Valtteri Bottas will also be a serious opponent for Lewis Hamilton. “I think Mexico is generally our worst race of the year because of our set-up, so it’s going to be difficult for us,” says the Brit.
“I’m hoping for a better weekend but I think it will be very difficult to beat the Ferrari on these long straights. But Red Bull and McLaren also have good speed on the straight, Hamilton says.
So the battle for the title isn’t quite over yet, because Hamilton would need a 78-point lead over the Finn after Mexico to secure the title.
Toto Wolff, Mercedes team boss added:
“The high altitude of the track brings some fairly unusual challenges as the low air density affects the downforce of the car, the cooling and the engine performance.
“It’s a combination that doesn’t particularly suit our car, but we will give it everything to try and limit the damage.”
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