Lewis Hamilton believes he can beat Sebastian Vettel to world title

Mar 31, 2017, 01:50

Vettel, who now has 43 race wins compared to Hamilton's 53, agrees.

"Today [Sunday] felt very exceptional - especially after the difficult 2016 season, and a hard winter when a lot of heart and soul from all of us going into this vehicle".

Hamilton, who went into the race on his fourth successive pole in Melbourne, got away safely and avoided trouble into the notorious right hander out of the home straight.

And the folks at Red Bull Racing?

"It's good to hit some lows and go through hard periods even though it pretty much sucks", said Vettel as he reflected on the turmoil of last season. Even if it's disappointing I'm pretty happy we understood quite a lot of things over the weekend.

Could the 2017 Australian Grand Prix be the changing of the guard in F1?

Ferrari looked threatening in the preseason testing in Spain, and after qualifying in Melbourne, Sebastian Vettel was able to split the Ferraris on the grid.

Vettel and Ferrari are back in the sunshine
But we want to know what you think, and if, based on this first race, you're looking forward to the rest of the season. We'll get a much better idea at the next race in Shanghai. "There was a bit of luck that Lewis came out in traffic".

Frank Martin and South Carolina's surprising Cinderella story written by senior trio
OUR PREDICTION: The Gamecocks had a distinct advantage in the first two rounds while playing in their backyard of Greenville, S.C. For the first two weeks of practice, according to his players, Martin didn't let them even hold a basketball.

Jim Ross' wife Jan hit while riding Vespa, 'needs a miracle'
Jan was riding her Vespa without a helmet near their Oklahoma home, when she was struck by a vehicle. According to JR, his wife Jan is now in surgery after suffering multiple fractures to her skull.

Hamilton and Vettel have won seven of the last nine drivers' titles between them, though have yet to go head-to-head for the world championship.

"If any Aussies have a bit of energy left in a few weeks, then come out to China and you'll hopefully see a better race from me". "It was a good race for the team, we won the first race, so we have a lot of good things and a foundation to build from". When he exited the pits just ahead of Verstappen and Hamilton, everybody watching realized Ferrari means business this year. "I know it's been a long time coming for them to get a result like this".

Vettel said- "We say this all the time, what this team has done in the last six months has been really tough".

"For sure I would love to have a close battle", said Vettel.

Fact is, based on the evidence thus far, it is going to be a very, very hard slog for the pit crew and tacticians, for yesterday proved time and time again that much of the racing is going to mean endless frustration as drivers are forced to remain around 2s down on their rivals unable to get any closer due to the dirty air from the auto in front.

"We were always sceptical about whether it was good enough and we always tried to see the negatives in everything we did, and look at the worst-case scenario".

Hamilton defended Mercedes' decision to bring him in for a pit stop earlier than Vettel.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Advocates For People With Disabilities Urge No Vote On Health Care

    Advocates For People With Disabilities Urge No Vote On Health Care

    A policy that would cut health coverage in order to provide a tax cut to the wealthiest is not based in morality or common sense. Virtually all of those contacting the office opposed the measure, according Walz's spokesman Jesse Stock.

    Baltimore Man Suspected In Manhattan Stabbing Wanted To Kill Black Men

    Caughman walked to the Midtown South Precinct to report that he had been stabbed, and died at Bellevue Hospital around 1:00 a.m. Aubry said Jackson considered stabbing more than just the one victim.

    Abadi: Trump 'more engaged' in terror fight

    Abadi, the first Arab head of state to meet with President Trump, is in Washington for a 68-nation summit on fighting Isis. Asked whether he had seen the Trump administration's plan to wipe out Daesh, Abadi said: "I haven't seen a full plan".
  • Oculus co-founder and Rift Creator Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

    Oculus co-founder and Rift Creator Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook

    Facebook declined to comment on whether Luckey's departure was of his own accord, per company policy on personnel moves. Oculus has confirmed the report, first spotted by UploadVR , with TechCrunch in a fairly cookie cutter statement.
    Morristown's Annual Easter Egg Hunt This Weekend

    Morristown's Annual Easter Egg Hunt This Weekend

    Check out our Facebook page and event for updates, contests, and more! Admission is $7 per child, free for accompanying adults. The city of Richmond is inviting the community to a Spring Egg Hunt and parade to Nichol Park on Saturday , April 8 .
    SpaceX To Relaunch Falcon 9 Rocket On March 30th

    SpaceX To Relaunch Falcon 9 Rocket On March 30th

    Technicians will have to examine the results from the tests before giving a final all-clear, but the launch window opens at 6 p.m. SpaceX has demonstrated multiple times that it's capable of landing its reusable Falcon 9 rocket back on solid ground.
  • Joss Whedon in Talks to Write, Direct a 'Batgirl' Movie

    Joss Whedon in Talks to Write, Direct a 'Batgirl' Movie

    That's right, Barbara Gordon, AKA Batgirl , is reportedly getting her own film which will be helmed by Joss Whedon. Simmons in the film, as Simmons is playing Commissioner Gordon in the DCEU Justice League and Batman movies).
    UN Secretary General starts official visit to Iraq

    UN Secretary General starts official visit to Iraq

    Thousands more are still caught up in the crossfire of the battle inside the city. He said protecting civilians was an "absolute priority".

    Senators urge USA Hockey to end dispute with women's team

    Women's National Hockey Team has medaled in every Olympics since 1998, when Women's Hockey was first added as an Olympic Sport. The ladies have strengthened their stance through social media utilizing the trending hashtag #BeBoldForChange.
  • Ryan emerges bruised as Republican civil war ensnares President

    Ryan emerges bruised as Republican civil war ensnares President

    Ryan is an obstacle to the kind of rapid changes Trump wants to see and must see to ensure the 2018 midterm elections go his way. Ryan used his "swagger and experience" to sell the president on a bill that was "a complete and total failure", Pirro argued.

    Michigan, Flint to replace 18000 lead-tainted water lines

    Officials in Flint, Michigan have agreed to replace about 18,000 lead-tainted pipes in the city by the year 2020. In addition, $10 million in federal funds will be put aside in case replacements cost more than expected.
    9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia

    9/11 victims suing Saudi Arabia

    The law was primarily meant to aid 9/11 families who were previously stymied by USA sovereign immunity laws for foreign governments.
popular