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Formula 1 : Hamilton is chasing Schumacher, Vettel has internal pressure

Lewis Hamilton has anxiety. The sharks in Australia are the formula-1 world champion, the creeps, a surfing holiday, he has cancelled so dear. Rather unconcerned with the title defender at the start of the season works in Melbourne, however, before the new edition of the world Cup duel with Sebastian Vettel. Pretty left the five-time Champion and his Ferrari rival pushes first the role of a favorite. "If we say that we still have work ahead of us, then we're serious," says the Mercedes driver before on Sunday (6.10 PM GMT/RTL and Sky) in Albert Park the next Titelhatz begins.

The strong presence of the Scuderia in the test rides Hamilton distressed. "The season is long. It is not important to me, your on early to make my mark,“ says the 34-Year-old. In the two previous years, Vettel won always be the opener in Melbourne, at the end Hamilton was again champion of the world. And so also the German for the time being pithy fight verkneift make announcements. "This time, we are all hunters, and all hunted. It's such a long way,“ philosophizes the Hesse.

Toto Wolff: "He can be the greatest racer of all time, the"

21 races, 259 days, five continents - as far as the world Cup is a white-and-goal for the two formative pilot of this decade. While Vettel wants to give a gift in the fifth Ferrari-year of the Tifosi finally the first title for Hamilton, more than ever, the record books of the measuring size. The seven world championship triumphs and 91 Grand Prix victories by Michael Schumacher seem to be for the silver arrow-Star.

In the run-up to the season starts, Hamilton seems to be a how to escape from the daily grind, always looking for the thrill of it. Exactly this restless drive Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff believes is one of the recipes for success of his chief pilot. "He manages to reinvent itself again and again to motivate yourself. There is a notice already that the he has since. He can be the greatest racer of all time, he knows," said the Austrian in an Interview of the "Stuttgarter Zeitung" and the "Stuttgarter Nachrichten".

print in our own Team. Sebastian Vettel must beat Ferrari new arrival Charles Leclerc.Photo: Reuters

In this Know Hamilton receives from Wolff also plenty of freedoms. Grew up in modest circumstances in the middle English Stevenage, as a racer, the McLaren Team, drilled in the stern can play Hamilton now, both on and off the asphalt, almost at will. Long Disco nights with Models and football star Neymar included.

Vettel needs to compete against Leclerc

Hamilton appreciates the backing the team. Right now, in the Knowledge of the growing strength of the Ferrari. "Toto, after the test, the troop rides again sworn in. This gives a really boost,“ asserts Hamilton. His Status in the silver camp, there is already no doubt. Eleven race Hamilton in the year-on-year, team-mate Valtteri Bottas none of them won. The Finn is and will remain the number two, even if all the riding the best.

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In the case of Ferrari, Vettel will need to be held in the first new entry Charles Leclerc (21) in the barriers. Although the German will get in tight situations, - said team boss Mattia Binotto. The Monegasque Leclerc did not, however, know that he needs to drive Vettel simply, then, the question in the first place. (dpa)

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