Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is not expecting Sebastian Vettel to dominate the 2013 season, like he did in 2011 to win the Championship with four races remaining.
Vettel, who is leading the Championship in his battle for a fourth consecutive world championship, is the only winner to have won two races this season with Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen winning the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso winning in Shanghai.
However, 2008 World Champion Hamilton believes that Vettel wont be able to dominate while Mercedes, Ferrari and Lotus snap at his heels.
“Seb always seems to win in Bahrain, so that was no real surprise for us.” He told The Sun. “I don’t think it will be the same for Seb in all the races plus Red Bull have seemed to struggle in some qualifying sessions.
“The Bahrain GP could turn out to be one of the worst Grand Prix for us because we had a lot of problems with the car. We were on the back foot all weekend, so to come away with a fifth place when I started in ninth, was really pleasing. I turned a negative into a positive and now had two thirds and two fifths. When I was joining a new team, I thought it would be a lot worse than that.”