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Hamilton mocks Vettel for Mercedes dominance dig

Lewis Hamilton laughs off Sebastian Vettel's assertion that Mercedes' recent dominance is at the root of F1's perceived lack of excitement.
Lewis Hamilton has laughed off Sebastian Vettel's claim that Mercedes' dominance of Formula 1 is contributing to the sport's 'lack of excitement'.

In an interview on his personal website, Vettel criticised the way F1 has become too obsessed with 'detail' and technology, adding that Mercedes' advantage over the competition for the past two seasons has also had a detrimental effect on the sport's reputation.

It's an assessment that Hamilton, title winner in 2014 and 2015, is left bemused by, pointing out his two titles come hot on the heels of Vettel's four-in-a-row.

“It's pretty funny because he had four years of it and I've only had two,” the three-time champion told SkySports F1. “Until I get to his level I won't have bored them as much as he had!"

Indeed, team-mate Nico Rosberg says teams should respect Mercedes' achievements and the hard work put in by the team over the last few years.

"To anybody who says that I would ask that there is a lot of hard work behind us, we are where we are because we are the best at the moment. It would be nice to be a bit more respectful to our achievements”



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Cris Zarate

February 21, 2016 11:03 PM

LawrenceNunn:
Liam48: At least Vettel done it when there were multiple cars that could win not just a dominant car.
Don't know what you were watching
Actually we are watching the same F1... RBR is dominant, yes.. but not like what Mercedes is doing. In Vettel's RBR days, Mclaren and Ferrari is a realistic challenge. Alonso got close twice, real close up to the last race. In '14 and '15, all Lewis got to worry is someone on the SAME car!

mrfill

February 21, 2016 11:02 PM

Liam48: At least Vettel done it when there were multiple cars that could win not just a dominant car.
The difference being that Vettel was a dominant driver whereas the Mercedes is a dominant car. Did the second Red Bull get 4 runner-ups? No, it managed not one. The second Merc was still 40+ points clear of third last year and 79 points clear in '14. Not even close really.



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