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Lewis Hamilton comments show Mercedes are not dead yet

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They couldn’t, could they?

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff’s comments after the Spanish Grand Prix show Mercedes are not dead yet, at least not according to them.

Mercedes had a wild race on Sunday, with George Russell placing in third place, while Hamilton managed to finish in fifth.

Hamilton was in last place after an unfortunate incident just seconds into the race, but he ended up finishing fifth thanks to an excellent effort throughout the race.

Mercedes are now 75 points behind new leaders Red Bull, which is not an absolute disaster, given we are only six races into the season.

Lewis Hamilton on Mercedes’ F1 chances

Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “We’ve made a lot of improvements with the car.

“The race pace is much, much better… the car is much nicer in the race. This is a great sign we’re going in the right direction.

“Without [my start], I would have been fighting the Red Bulls. That gives me great hope that at some stage we’ll be fighting for the win.”

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Mercedes’ F1 chances

Meanwhile, Mercedes team boss Wolff went a step further and said that he has reasons to believe Mercedes can win it all.

“Can we fight for a world championship? You bet we can,” added Wolff. “We have reasons to believe we can get there.

“If you look at the standings that is very hard to see but motor racing is a different ball game.

“We’ve seen today that Ferrari didn’t score a lot of points when they should have and we will absolutely push flat out to bring us back into the game.”

The next F1 race is on Sunday 29 May in Monaco, where Mercedes will be hoping to close the gap between themselves and Ferrari and Red Bull.

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