Hamilton expects faster Verstappen in Hungary: "It should bode well for them"

15-07-2020 10:51
by GPblog.com
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Hamilton expects faster Verstappen in Hungary: It should bode well for them

Lewis Hamilton expects much from the Red Bull Racing of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon in Hungary this week. In Budapest, the Austrian team will be more competitive than in Spielberg, Hamilton expects.

"It's a circuit where the Red Bull's usually do really well", Hamilton is quoted by Autosport.com in a preview to next weekend. For Mercedes, getting the third consecutive victory will not be an easy task at the Hungaroring. "It is not going to be easy."

The six-time world champion knows what Red Bull has on its march and is vigilant. "In Austria they were the fastest on Friday and I think we go to that track and it is more of a medium- and low-speed circuit. It should bode well for them, so it is going to be a closer battle", is the prediction of the British driver.

Hamilton praises Red Bull

In curves 3 and 4 on the Red Bull Ring the RB16 was considerably faster than the Mercedes car. "There are areas where we can improve on," said Hamilton, who called Red Bull a 'fantastic team'. "And they do a really great job. I don't know where they are weaker than us currently, whether it is on engine power or downforce, but I see them as our main competitors through the year."

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