Lewis: we’ll beat Red Bulls

A bullish Lewis Hamilton vowed to take things ‘sensibly’ at the start of the Turkish GP after splitting the Red Bulls to qualify a superb second in Istanbul – and then ‘apply maximum pressure’.

After safely progressing through Q1 and Q2 in Turkey, Lewis impressively took the fight to Webber and Vettel, and although not quite able to pip the former, he took advantage of the latter’s braking woes to pinch second place. And now he wants to go one spot better again on race day.

“Tomorrow, I’m going to do everything I can to get a sensible start, get round the first corner and then challenge Mark, if I can,” said Hamilton.

“I’m on the dirtier side of the track, so that may make it a bit harder for me, and the Red Bulls still have a performance advantage over us, even if it doesn’t show from today’s times – but we’re going to catch them and then, hopefully, you’ll see Jenson and me up there, with the Red Bulls trying to split us.

“I really do believe we’re the best team out there and, once we make that next step, I’m sure we can move ahead of everyone – but until then, all we can do is to be as close as we can and apply maximum pressure, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing tomorrow.”

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My congratulations! On the podium only Brits!

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They said Hamilton is an aggressive driver, hahahaha. Look at Vettel!! He is the epiphany of aggressive driving! But who couldn’t see soon or later in the race the two Red Bulls we going to have an issue. Great job Hammy!!! You really kept the pressure on and muscling Jenson out the way, hahahaha. F1 is alive!!

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Seems like Lewis is a psychic. Great race today. :)

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i think this is the race where mclaren overtake red bull in the development race

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yeah a couple of guys have still kept F1 alive despite those new meaningless regulations

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in formula-1 your biggest rival is always your team mate

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red bull gives you a nervous twitch at the worst possible time..

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With good help from Michael S and Team Mercedes, in several races now MS has been the slow driver making traffic and nobody passing. Lewis must be so happy for all the help he gets from Team Mercedes!

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Shame about the negative comments about drivers. They are brilliant drivers all, and went for the points. Great racing, real racing. Wonderful to watch from start to finish. Congrats Red Bull for continuing to develop a wonderful car& congrats to Maclaren for responding to the challenge.

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i think this is the race where Mclaren overtake red bull in the development race

I don’t think so. I think this was a bad track for the red bulls and competition was tighter then on other tracks. What is worrying is that if this is their bad track then the other teams must be really worried as Red Bull were still unbeatable on their bad track. Only bad driving let Mclaren win. Mclaren is still not quick enough to beat the Red Bulls in a straight fight.

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Istanbul is so great! the love city…

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