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Lewis Hamilton believes he has the edge over Sebastian Vettel ahead of Hungarian GP

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Mercedes and British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton is currently leading the way on the drivers' leaderboard, sitting 17 points above second place Sebastian Vettel. 

Ahead of the 12th race of the season, Hamilton will be looking to extend the gap between himself and his rival. 

The British driver has recorded wins in Azerbaijan, Spain, France, and Germany and has also placed in four other races including Bahrain and Great Britain, where his rival topped the podium. 

Although the Brit certainly had a bee in his bonnet about the German finishing first in his home nation, Hamilton took his revenge as he grabbed the top spot in Germany. 

Looking towards the next race in Hungary, Hamilton claimed pole position during qualifying as he mastered the wet conditions and it came as no surprise to F1 fans considering how good Hamilton is when it rains.

Furthermore, Hamilton's teammate Valtteri Bottas qualified second, with Vettel coming fourth.

Therefore, the German will have his work cut out if he aims to leave Hungary victorious. 

When asked whether he thought that he was a better driver than Vettel following the Hungarian GP qualification, Hamilton had this to say.

"Obviously I know the answer to that question, but it's for you and the public to judge that.

F1 Grand Prix of Hungary - Qualifying

"All I can do is try to be the best I can be every single time we get on the track and regardless of ultimately mine and everyone's opinion, the results will hopefully speak for themselves so that's what I put all my energy into.

"In such tricky conditions with so much pressure today, hopefully, the more and more and more I do, days like this, hopefully, bit by bit, maybe we will change the mentality or the thought process of fans who maybe thought one way, shift them to the other way.

"Who knows? I don't know why but my following goes up like 100,000 every week so I'm doing something right," Hamilton said

Both Hamilton and Vettel enter this race with four race wins under their belt. Therefore, one of these drivers will be looking to take the lead during an exciting Hungarian GP race.

Topics:
Valtteri Bottas
Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari
Mercedes
Formula 1

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