World Car News #Update
World number one racing champion, Lewis Hamilton is back on top of the world championship as Formula One returns to Europe but the Mercedes driver faces a big battle to stay ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Vettel is going for his fourth pole position in a row, and at a circuit that should be a proper benchmark of performance after a thrilling and sometimes chaotic first four races of the season. The German has never before started from the top slot in Barcelona, however, whereas Hamilton – with more poles than anyone in the history of the sport has done so in three of the last four years and won twice.
Past performance may provide some comfort to Hamilton but he knows his four-point advantage over fellow four times world champion Vettel owes a lot to luck and that Ferrari have true pace.
“There’s two weird races which have kept us within the mix but you can’t rely on those for the 17 or however many are left,” Hamilton said after being gifted the win in Azerbaijan two weeks ago.
“We need ultimate performance and confidence in the car,” added the reigning champion.
“I’ve got the pace within me, the car has got the pace within it but we’re not unlocking it…we’ve definitely got to improve in lots of areas.”