It’s that time of year, F1 fans! The Chinese Grand Prix is upon us, and the anticipation has been off the charts.
The biggest story thus far has been the dominance of Ferrari racer Sebastian Vettel, as he leads the way with victories in Australia and Bahrain, but there is one man who seems poised to overthrow him this weekend.
It is none other than Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton. The four time and defending F1 champ has shown strength early, posting finishes of second and third in the opening two races.
This weekend, Hamilton looks to post his first victory of the season. He posted amazing runs in practice, and looks to be ready to go.
In the points, Hamilton trails Vettel by 17, and he stressed the importance of a win here is enormous.
“I texted my engineer Bono (Peter Bennington) and said we need to win this weekend, we can’t have any excuses, we’ve got to somehow pull together, go leaps and bounds to make sure we finish ahead of Ferrari, so I believe that we can do that,” he told CNN, per the Express.
Hamilton’s dominance in practice has given him a tremendous amount of confidence heading into the Grand Prix, and with qualifying tomorrow, he would have a great advantage if he were to land the pole.
“We’ve got the team, we have the abilities and capabilities, it’s just about putting our minds to it and pulling together.” he continued.
Practice Three gets underway at 4am BST tomorrow morning before qualifying starts at 7am.
Hamilton and Vettel will then go head to head on Sunday’s race with proceedings starting at 7.10am.
It promises to be an enthralling affair, with Hamilton fully aware that he cannot let the gap to Vettel grow much wider.