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Chinese F1 Grand Prix: Hamilton praises ‘incredible’ Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton says it's “incredible” how good Mercedes is this year after taking his third consecutive victory
Lewis Hamilton says it's “incredible” how good Mercedes is this year after taking his third consecutive victory by winning the Chinese Grand Prix.

It's the first time Hamilton has taken a hat-trick of wins in his F1 career, and the result means Mercedes has won all four of the opening grands prix of the season. After leading home team-mate Nico Rosberg by over 18 seconds, Hamilton said he was reaping the results of Mercedes' work in preparation for the new regulations.

“I really couldn't do this without all the hard work from the team,” Hamilton said. “It's incredible; I honestly can't believe how amazing the car is and how hard everyone has worked. The results we're getting is a real true showing of all the hard work.”

After winning so comfortably, Hamilton said he managed to get the car working as he liked despite issues on Friday and admitted it was one of his easier victories.

“Surprisingly after P2 I had to make a lot of changes in anticipation for today even though yesterday was wet, but it worked perfectly and I was able to look after the tyres. After that I was really racing myself. I did lose a lot of time after my first stop but still it feels great. I'm really happy that Nico is up here with us; it's a great result for the team and they really deserve it.”

However, Hamilton said the team has to maintain its current level heading in to the European season with the majority of teams planning major upgrades in Spain.

“This team is on a roll, that's for sure. The team has done a great job, we're going to keep pushing, we're going to keep moving forwards, that's what Mercedes-Benz wants to do. They want to keep moving forwards, developing, working, improving the engine and also the car. I'm going to be working hard, we're going to keep working hard because obviously the others are pushing to catch us up so I hope it continues.”




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dale

April 20, 2014 12:27 PM

Lewis has never had a dominant car and is making the best of it and at the rate he going we could see him pass the other British great Nigel Mansell regards GP wins, 7 more and he will be the most successful Brit in f1 history regards GP wins. Keep going Lewis.



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