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A heavy weight is asking for a dance

there Would be a formula 1 official weigh-in like the Boxing, Sebastian Vettel would be at the sight of his opponent well before the fight. Called Lewis Hamilton , is 34, five-time world champion.

The Briton has been braided for the new duel with the German, already the hair, to Braids, and then to the back of his skull glued. The pop star in the dazzling world of the Motorsports knew already all over the hand to hire with the horn threads on his head. He wore them wousled, shaved, to the head of the gelled or dyed blonde. But the current mesh has a little Fun as its predecessor, it looks funny, smells Bad Boy.

Hamilton want to know it once more this season, which begins tomorrow in Melbourne. Not only his hair to say that he himself does. Title number 6. For this, he has also to fight weight, five pounds, full, and – especially – trained over the Winter. The driver must bring along with your bucket seat 80 kilograms on the scale. Something he could take. He has done well.

Toto Wolff, the boss at Mercedes raves from the continuous victory of the driver. "In such a good mood," whether it's been never. Hamilton says: "I feel stronger than ever. And I sleep better. All of this makes me a happier driver." If that is the announcement of no combat.

In the other corner is Vettel and acts like a good Schoolboy, with his tidy short hair, the mischievous Smile, the mischievous look. And when he says: "I'm Starving", then that is not necessarily what the opponent is equal to a series of tip-over could be – rather him himself.

12 years

longing all the same, Vettel's hungry. Hungry for success, "and now for some years". Six years ago, since he won Red Bull its last of four world titles. Forever long 12 years, the Moment is even, as at the end of the season, a Ferrari driver who lifted the trophy in the height. Is Vettel Starving, Ferrari should be in the ground. But both of them are still there, take more calls, to the overwhelming dominance of Mercedes to break through – for the fifth Time and this time with a new boss.

Ferrari would not be Ferrari, it would remain silent for a to the nervousness prone Team. Maurizio Arrivabene, a charismatic, temper had rooms full of man in the early ' 60s, his Post as team principal after four years. Now Mattia Binotto is at the top, 49 and a level-headed engineer with a degree in mechanical engineering at the ETH Lausanne. Previously, he was technical Director at Ferrari. Whether the catch with him? The question mark is pretty big.

In the case of the test days in Montmeló had a Ferrari with a very good impression, drove Vettel and his new team-mate Charles Leclerc of fastest laps.

Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas attempted, meanwhile, to other things, as to the best time. You tested the settings on the engine, the mixtures of five new tires, the driving behaviour in different amount of fuel, Distances, everything in peace and quiet. "There is no trophy for the fastest test driver," said Hamilton, casual, and with plenty of tip in the direction of Ferrari.

The bad harbinger

On the last day of the test, was his curiosity, but too big, also wanted to see it, what is able to afford his Mercedes W10. A mere 3 thousandths slower he was than Vettel. And in yesterday's first outing in Albert Park, Melbourne, after two more weeks of development on the race car, distanced the Duo in the silver arrows at the opponent to 8 tenths, and more.

Large statement may not be vigorous, a harbinger of bad news to the competition but this is, after all, Mercedes has also not made before the sixth season since the switch to Turbo Hybrid engines, the big mistake, you would have been happy at Ferrari. And also at Red Bull, the third force at the top of this multi-class society formula 1.

The Team, with Vettel once victory to victory ranked, is quite happy with the new engine partner Honda. Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly, the young pilots of Red Bull, swarming to start literally from the drive, with the McLaren still nothing knew, as a Honda in 2015, he returned to the Premier class. There is much to suggest, therefore, that, once again, a triumvirate will continue to dominate the scene and the other only crumbs will be left.

Where crumbs is almost too given the crumbs to the seven other argue. Since the regulations change in 2014, no Team has won outside the Top 3 in a Grand Prix. A hundred ways there would have been. In the last two years, there have been 41 race two, in which a driver on the podium, not wearing the overalls of Mercedes, Ferrari or Red Bull. Both of the Chaos Grand Prix of Baku. Or in other words: 121 of 123 podiums, the drivers of the three powerful racing stables occupied.

All Mercedes in the past five years, the indomitable Croesus. As of Sunday, Hamilton is asking for the next dance. Wanted: an opponent in his weight class.


Created: 16.03.2019, 15:24 PM

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