Upgraded Ferrari threaten to floor Mercedes at British GP

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The Red Bull went backward across the grass and hit the wall with the right front first, pitching the right rear into the wall and breaking the suspension.

Hamilton, victor for the past four years at Silverstone, had started the day by leading a Mercedes one-two in the sunny opening session. "We're in for a serious fight which is great for the fans and I hope that we can pull through".

"Every driver is different, and I've never worked with Lewis so I don't know what makes him tick, but it seems a fairly weird thing for someone to need to do - to throw themselves under the bus to motivate a driver to go from fourth back into the lead", Horner said. But Raikkonen says the rules dictating team orders are clear at Ferrari and there was never any suggestion that he would have to give up second place at the Red Bull Ring.

"The bad is that, one, I always think countries seem to waste money when they resurface the tracks".

"The Ferraris look really competitive; I expect us to find more performance for tomorrow, but it is going to be really close". He did it in his first race for us in Barcelona, if you remember.

Organisers at Silverstone opted to resurface the entire track layout early in 2018, ostensibly to aid MotoGP riders, but several drivers highlighted the bumpy nature of the circuit in practice.

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I felt like I was dealing with it really, really nicely, and it gave me great confidence for this year coming back on grass. The Swiss, who beat Marin Cilic in last year's final, will play either Lukas Lacko or Benjamin Bonzi in the second round.

'Everyone in the team will feel a nervousness.

Hamiton's team have been criticised after chief strategist James Vowles went on the radio to apologise for the error which saw Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel regain the title lead by one point. We've had far, far more success than we've had failures and nobody is flawless.

"We really do win and lose as a team", added the Briton, who is out of contract at the end of the year but expected to agree a highly lucrative new deal, although Mercedes said there would be no contract announcement this weekend.

Immediately, both Ferrari and Red Bull responded with double pit-stops for their drivers while Mercedes left Hamilton out - a tactical oversight that was to prove costly.

"Part of it is tires, part of it is it's a much more competitive year than last year, that we're fighting with two teams, it's a lot closer, there's a lot more pressure on".

"Probably more like somewhere in-between, but I don't want to get into predictions". Carlos said it was no problem and he completely understood, he was very chilled, and I still ended up with a penalty. "It might not be a race victory for Mercedes - I think that Ferrari update is working pretty well round here" - Anthony Davidson.

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