Lewis Hamilton: “Hopefully we will be a little bit faster than we are today”

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After a disappointing Japanese Grand Prix Qualifying for Mercedes, Lewis Hamilton gives his prediction for the race on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton qualified for the Japanese Grand Prix in P6, while George Russell managed only P8. After the session, Lewis revealed the main issue is that the W13 is slow on the straights at Suzuka.

“The car felt really good today, I was really happy with the balance and with the set-up we had, it was just slow on the straights,” the Briton said.

“We’ve had a very draggy car all year. I’m pushing the pedal as hard as I can, but we can’t go any faster.

“We are losing at least six-tenths or something on the straights compared to the other guys but through the corners, through the lap, it was still a fun lap to drive.”

As for the race, Lewis hopes Mercedes’ performance will be a little better.

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“It depends on the conditions we have. If it rains, we didn’t look too bad yesterday in the wet conditions.

“So I think either way we should be a little bit closer than we were today. Just hoping for a better race result than what we had last week.

“You’ve got to expect the Red Bulls and the Ferraris are going to dash off on their own, potentially have their own race.

“Hopefully we will be a little bit faster than we are today as we often are in the race.

“Just have fun, I hope,” Hamilton concluded.

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