A Lot Can Happen Moving Forward – Lewis Hamilton

Published 07/30/2018, 12:51 PM EDT
Lewis Hamilton


Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that the championship is not done and dusted yet. The comments come inspite of striking a major blow to Sebastian Vettel in the title race.

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Hamilton heads into the month-long summer break with a 24 point buffer to the Ferrari driver. His flawless win in Hungary on Sunday had a lot to do with it.

Vettel started fourth after a rain-hit qualifying but managed to finish second. However, this is Hamilton’s fifth win of the campaign and he is traditionally faster in the second half. So it is easy to think that he has one finger on his fifth title.

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However, Hamilton insists that that isn’t the case. He says that it is far too early to think about the title. Especially consider the topsy-turvy season this year. The 4-time world champion admits that a lot can happen moving forward. But the important thing is that Mercedes  continue to pile on the pressure.

Lewis Hamilton

The Hungaroring circuit should have been a venue for a dominant Vettel victory, in theory at least. Especially since, the track’s nature conflicts with Hamilton’s Mercedes machinery.

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But Hamilton had other ideas and put that theory to the test. He simply blew away the competition to secure pole in the wet conditions. While in normal conditions, once he rocketed into the lead, that was the last anyone saw of him.

This is Hamilton’s second win in eight days after his remarkable triumph in the rain. Especially on Vettel’s home turf in Hockenheim. It is another blow to Vettel who has now lost 32 points to his rival in just two races.

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Fortunately for Vettel, he saved face after his poor qualifying display with 2nd. According to the German, they lost the championship last year in the second half of the year. This was because the car wasn’t quick enough to compete with Mercedes. But now, he is confident that the Maranello team can improve.

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