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Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari have “another level” Mercedes cannot reach

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Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton has claimed that his side has plenty of work to do if they want to be equal with Ferrari’s power this season.

Hamilton and his teammate Valtteri Bottas won all seven Grand Prix this season. The last one was in Canada, which was branded as a fortunate win, following a controversial five-second penalty handed to Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel towards the end of the race.

Five-time world Champion Hamilton believes, Scuderia have “another level” that the Silver Arrows are not able to reach yet.

“We’ve got work to do, we’ve seen how quick Ferrari were at the weekend, and they were kinda right there at the last race (in Monaco) as well,” Hamilton said, as cited by Motorsport Week.

“It will be interesting to see how it plays out. They’re quicker than us on the straights. They have another level of engine mode they can go to, particularly in qualifying but also the race, so we’ve got work to do. They were so strong this weekend and a real formidable force. We were very, very fortunate to be in the battle with (Vettel) as they genuinely could have had a one-two if they had a front-row for example, but luckily, I was able to stop it.”

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