Cape Town - Lewis Hamilton believes he will regain the lead in the
championship race if Mercedes apply pressure as he reckons Ferrari
While Sebastian Vettel stormed to a lights-to-flag victory
in Canada on Sunday, Hamilton and Mercedes struggled for pace.
A cooling issue that forced an early pit stop and a fear
over his seven-race-old engine compromised the Brit's race and he finished in
As such Hamilton's lead in the standings became a one-point
He is, however, confident that he can overturn that, whether
it be through Mercedes getting it right or Ferrari faltering.
"There is no reason to lose control," he told Sky
"We just keep doing what we're doing, keep our heads
down, keep motivated and keep pushing because they will falter.
"We have to keep applying the pressure.
"We didn't this weekend, but I'm really going to make
sure I come back stronger in the next race.
"Ferrari ultimately have had a slightly better package.
"All round they've been doing a slightly better job so
we've got to do more."