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Hamilton reckons Mercedes are ‘capable’ of winning the 2014 F1 title

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article-0-1C0E746700000578-748_634x474Lewis Hamilton expressed that Mercedes will proves consistent performance in this year and also he top to the opening round Australian Grand Prix as favourite.

Also he is ready for second title battle; the Brit is very confident following successful pre-season testing with new regulation.

“We’re getting close…The Australian Grand Prix is always an exciting race and the fans are fantastic. They love their motorsport, so it’s an event that every driver looks forward to. I’m excited about the new season not just as a driver but as a fan.” Hamilton said

“As a fan, you want to see overtaking throughout the field, you want to see different race winners, you want to see the championship go down to the wire… I hope that the changes for this year will make that happen.“

“This is the year you need to watch Formula One! I think we’re as ready as we can be for Melbourne and I’m more fired up than ever. With all the changes within the sport and the hard work that’s been going on within the team, I believe this can be our year to really show what we’re capable of. That’s not to take anything away from our opposition, who will be incredibly tough to beat as always, but I feel like I’m equipped with the tools I need to succeed. I can’t wait to get started!!”

Mercedes, Motorsport Chief Toto Wolff says that they won’t too much worry about reliability problems with new rules.

“We now face the ultimate reality check in the first race of this new era for Formula 1,” he said. “The feeling within the team is not one of nerves, however.

“It is more a sense of relief to finally be unleashing our cars in race conditions. Everybody now just wants to get out there and see where we stand. Expectations are high, both internally and externally.

“Although we’re not quite where we want to be right now in terms of a complete package, I’m optimistic in that we’ve done everything possible to prepare for the challenges ahead.”

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