Mercedes dominance bad for F1 box office - Hamilton

Mercedes dominance bad for F1 box office - Hamilton

Having hoped to see a Ferrari renaissance at the Circuit de Catalunya, where they were so dominant in pre-season testing, Hamilton was disappointed again at their lack of pace, which, nearly incredibly, prompted paddock talk of the Silver Arrows winning all 21 races. Thank you so much, you are my inspiration today Harry.

Binotto says the pace deficit to Mercedes has shown just where the weaknesses are on the SF90H, and he knows it will be up to them to overcome these issues and come back stronger in the upcoming races. That is what F1 is about.

"You have to be open-minded - drivers will explore these opportunities".

"But when that's not there it's definitely not as exciting from a competition point of view".

Vettel was quick out of his marks, too, but the German was too gung-ho in his attempt to sweep past both Mercedes cars and he ran off the track, compromising his race by damaging his rubber.

Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc qualified third and fifth respectively for the Spanish Grand Prix on Saturday, with Scuderia Ferrari team principal Mattia Binotto admitting the Qualifying session was hard for the whole team.

"Everyone is still pushing incredibly hard, which is still so great to see". In the engineers' room, nobody is over confident. "And we expect it not to be an easy ride because we acknowledge that they are fighting for a championship, and they are really good team players". They don't mind constructive criticism. "I will try to make you proud", Hamilton posted on his Instagram page. "We've had five fantastic performances now and five one-twos but we don't take it for granted".

"We pushed the benchmark and we push the needle and we try to be better as a group every single day and every single year".

"You're not the first one to ask me that question, but I'm in an awkward position. actually, I'm not in an awkward position".

"Then on the other side, if I take myself out from my Mercedes standpoint and all of the group, of course as a fan you want variability and unpredictability". "We all enjoyed Liverpool coming back strong as they did and Spurs making it against all odds".

"I had my laptop on my knees watching the game when we saw they were beating Barcelona!"

"And, I feel, it's also bad karma if we were to think that we are now really walking on water - then, the next week, you are going to get one in the face for sure". But, where we are now, it can not be our objective.

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