Hamilton expects Ferrari to recover soon

19-03-2019 10:22
by Adam Newton
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Hamilton expects Ferrari to recover soon

Ferrari had a woeful start to the 2019 F1 season, with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc ending fourth and fifth, way behind Mercedes and even beaten by the Red Bull of Max Verstappen.

Lewis Hamilton didn’t get the start he would have desired after Saturday’s stunning pole lap, being comfortably beaten by team mate Valtteri Bottas in the race.

It was unexpected for Ferrari to be so far behind, but Hamilton still backs them to come back at Mercedes.

He told Sky Sports: "Honestly, what I was shown and led to believe from the analysis we were given, was that they were ahead. It obviously wasn't the case during this weekend and I'm not quite sure why their performance was how it was.

"I wouldn't say we particularly overdelivered, we did our normal job in the sense of our operations, and the team did an exceptional job throughout the weekend.

"I don't know what their problem was. I'm sure they'll come back strong in the next races so we've got to stay on our toes."

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