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Lewis Hamilton says that McLaren MP4-27 will make fantastic race pace in Shanghai tomorrow. In Qualifying Hamilton made second top fastest but tomorrow he will start from seventh on the grid because he get five place grid penalty for gear-box change.

“Very big congratulations to Nico [Rosberg] today. We first met back in 1997 and were team-mates in 2000. We’ve been good friends ever since. When we were team-mates, we always dreamed of qualifying first and second together in Formula 1 – and it’s crazy that we did that today.

“Looking at the race, we’ve got a good car but I’m going to have to work my way up through the field tomorrow.

“But as long as I move forward in the race, I’ll be happy. I’ve set my car up to be at its strongest in the race. So, although Jenson and I are a little bit further back than we’d like, and we’ve got a bit of work to do, we can still make it. “

“There’s a good group of drivers ahead of us on the grid, but we’re right with them in terms of race pace. This is a track where you can overtake, and we’ve got DRS too – so I’m massively excited about tomorrow.”

And he also congratulates his one of the main competitor Rosberg, Hamilton said – “Very big congratulations to Nico today. We first met back in 1997 and were team-mates in 2000. We’ve been good friends ever since.

“When we were team-mates, we always dreamed of qualifying first and second together in Formula 1 – and it’s crazy that we did that today.


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