Lewis Hamilton says the biggest challenge for him and Mercedes this year has been getting to grips with the new Pirelli tyres and how to work out strategies around the compounds.
The Brit is on the cusp of his sixth world championship, which he could potentially claim this weekend at the Mexican Grand Prix.
Looking back over the 2019 campaign, which he has dominated for the majority of the year, he doesn’t mention any other drivers as major obstacles to his ascent to the top of the championship.
“I think every season you’re looking at it… obviously we got to the beginning of the year and people thought we were talking ourselves down and not showing our true performance. In actual fact it was reality,” he said ahead of the race in Mexico.
“Ferrari had a good car at the beginning, perhaps it just wasn’t working that great earlier on in the season.
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