Lewis Hamilton of Britain is enjoying huge success during testing of his Mercedes and is favoured to win another F-1 title. (Reuters)
In his first year with Mercedes in Formula One, world championship Lewis Hamliton is not about to predict a title for his new team before the first race has even been run.
Talk in he paddock after hugely successful tests at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona by both Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, however, is that Hamilton has to be considered among the favourites for this season’s championship.
In an interview with Autosport magazine, Hamilton played down those expectations and said Mercedes management has not put undue pressure on him to win a second world championship right out of the gate.
“I don’t think there are any expectations, no,” Hamilton said. “If anything, I feel like I have a free ticket. It’s a year where we know we may not have the best package, but it’s a challenge for me.”