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Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton has stated that he has no doubts that new McLaren F1 driver Kevin Magnussen will take like fish to water and thrive from the very beginning as he follows in the footsteps of Hamilton as a rookie for McLaren in the upcoming season of Formula 1, replacing Sergio Perez in the team.
Magnussen will become the first rookie since Hamilton to make his debut for McLaren F1 in the circuit since Hamilton made his debut for the team back in 2007 as he has been handpicked by the team to replace the Mexican driver to partner Jenson Button in the team for the 2014 season.
And according to Hamilton, the Formula Renault 3.5 champion Dane has both the pedigree as well as the preparation to become a success in the sport and he has no doubt that he will be able to hold his own in Formula 1.
According to Lewis Hamilton, Kevin will not be filling in the boots of Jenson Button or him and in that sense; he has a lot of time to prepare and a lot of time on the simulator as well. The former world champion also mentioned that whenever he has met Kevin Magnussen, he has seemed to be like a very intelligent boy and he is very quick as well.
Hamilton said that he has done well in the other categories and he feels that he will be very quick in the McLaren.
Lewis Hamilton was able to train extensively before he made his debut in Formula 1 and he thinks Magnussen will have plenty of time to prepare himself for his debut. He mentioned that he put his energy in training and he was prepared and he believes Magnussen will be the same when he takes the seat.
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Ross Brawn, the team principal for the Mercedes Formula 1 team has stated that there has been very little difference between the team’s two drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg this season, and that is in spite of the fact that Hamilton has a huge lead over the German in the drivers’ standings.
The pairing for the Mercedes F1 team is one of the most highly rated and revered combinations on the grid this season and the duo has already brought three wins for the team this season, two of which have been for the German Rosberg with Hamilton taking the other one. However, Hamilton has a massive 35 point lead over Rosberg in the standings for the Drivers’ World Championship and he has out-qualified the German 8-5 already this season.
And although the last two races have seen Rosberg reclaim the upper hand on Lewis Hamilton, Brawn has admitted that there is very little to choose between the two. According to Brawn, with both the drivers, when one of the two gets slightly ahead and a tiny advantage, it is often too difficult to define.
He mentioned that Rosberg managed to get the most out of the car and got the balance perfectly right at the Singapore Grand Prix but Lewis didn’t and he mentioned that the difference is so tiny that it often gets a little too difficult to define it properly. He mentioned that it might happen that one driver might have his worst nightmare while the other is having the time of his life in the same car.
And Brawn is hopeful that this healthy rivalry between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will continue within the team. He mentioned that one driver dominating is not good for team spirit and he hopes the two help each other like they have done.
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