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Sir Jackie Stewart: Hamilton holds the upper hand at Mercedes

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British former Formula One racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart says that there’s no question that Lewis Hamilton holds the upper hand at Mercedes because he’s had more success.

Lewis Hamilton set his first top podium trophy for Mercedes in Malaysian Grand Prix but it came under controversy. Hamilton’s teammate Rosberg was quicker than him but Brawn demanded that the German did not overtake, allowing Hamilton to finish third.

Rosberg was left furious by team Principal’s conclusion following blasting that Hamilton was “too slow” and afterwards Red Bull Racing consultant, Helmut Marko, sniped: “Mercedes clearly have a No1 and No2 driver”.

“There’s no question that Lewis holds the upper hand because he’s had more success – he’s had more race wins and a championship,” Stewart told BBC Sport.

“He’s also started the season well. Nico has won a race (in China last season), but he has yet to follow that up.

“Mercedes have got themselves a very expensive driver and they’ll want him to do well. They’ve got the people who Lewis feels will be good for the team. Paddy Lowe is coming from McLaren and I’m sure part of the reason is because Lewis is there.

“Nico is a skilled and talented driver and he may well be better on his tyres but he would have learned his lesson in Malaysia that you can’t leave it until the last minute to try and take the initiative. It’ll be interesting to see how he responds.”

“Yes, they can win races,” he added. “Lewis will drive the living daylights out of whatever car he’s got. They can challenge for the title, but they will need to keep up with Red Bull and Ferrari in terms of development.”


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