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Hamilton: Mercedes power definitely better than Ferrari power

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After the Italian Grand Prix victory Lewis Hamilton now leads four-time champion Sebastian Vettel by three points following the German finished third, remarkably 36 seconds adrift, in his Ferrari in front of a big home crowd on the weekend of the Italian team’s 70th anniversary celebrations.

Hamilton now has 238 points ahead of Vettel on 235 and Bottas on 197 while in the constructors’ championship Mercedes lead with 435 to Ferrari on 373.

“I love it here in Italy and I love the passion of the fans. They’re fantastic. I’m happy, we did a great job, the team did an exceptional job. We owe it all to them. said Hamilton, who was booed by a large partisan crowd.

“Mercedes power is definitely better than Ferrari power, it worked well this weekend.”

“The start was a bit difficult as the grip was quite low. It’s a great day and result for us.”

“It’s all to do with the team pulling together to extract everything from the car. It was a dream to drive today.”

Hamilton reacts to taking title lead – “The last two races have been incredibly strong. We’ve just gone from strength to strength. The car felt fantastic.

“It’s still close and a long way to go. Ferrari should be quick at the next circuit with the extra downforce they can put on their car so the fight continues.”

“We’ve had two strong races but we haven’t done any massive development to the car in these two,” he said. “We definitely understood and were able to extract from the package we had.

“The guys back at the factory have done an exceptional job. It was a real show this weekend that the first four grid positions were Mercedes [power]. The Brit added

“There are races coming up that will be massively challenging and we are continuing to push. All the bosses were here today. The team and the chairman want it just as much as every single person in the team. It’s working better than any unified team I’ve been a part of.”

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