Lewis Hamilton admits he cannot afford to lose any more ground to F1 leader Sebastian Vettel as he prepares for China Grand Prix

LEWIS HAMILTON admits he goes into Sunday’s Chinese language Grand Prix understanding he cannot afford to lose any more ground to Sebastian Vettel.

German Vettel has stormed right into a 17-level lead after successive wins within the season’s opening races in Australia and Bahrain — Ferrari’s greatest begin since 2004.

 Lewis Hamilton knows he cannot afford to lose another race

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Lewis Hamilton is aware of he cannot afford to lose one other race

Reigning champ Hamilton and his rival have each gained 4 world titles, with Vettel’s final coming 5 years in the past at Pink Bull.

And forward of the third spherical in Shanghai this weekend — the place Hamilton has gained a document 5 occasions — the British Formula One star says it’s already win or bust.

He stated: “I actually hope I’m in a position to climb the ladder and get again to the place we’ve been working in the direction of within the final two races.

“There are good issues to come however I’m 17 factors behind now — I cannot afford to lose any more factors to Sebastian.”

 The Brit racer was welcomed by a crowd of fans in China

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The Brit racer was welcomed by a crowd of followers in China
 Lewis Hamilton signed helmets and hats for the adoring fans

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Lewis Hamilton signed helmets and hats for the adoring followers

Mercedes ace Hamilton, 33, has completed second and third to date after being beset by radio issues.

And he urged his staff to lastly get to the underside of it.

He added: “It is rather marginal and actually magnifies the significance of areas like communication.

“These little issues could make the distinction. We will’t afford to lose any races to Ferrari. We’d like to get ourselves in a spot the place we aren’t solely robust in our operations within the automotive but in addition within the races.

 Lewis Hamilton was surrounded by security as he wandered the streets of Shanghai

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Lewis Hamilton was surrounded by safety as he wandered the streets of Shanghai

“The technique was nice in Bahrain final time. But to make the technique work, we’d like to be sure that we share an understanding about what we now have to do.

“It’s in all probability exhausting to comprehend what it’s actually like on the market.

“You’re sweating, there’s a lot warmth, it’s so intense — you’re preventing for your life.

 Sebastian Vettel is already 17 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton

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Sebastian Vettel is already 17 factors forward of Lewis Hamilton

“However in case you don’t know what you’re preventing for, then it’s troublesome to hold driving round.

“Totally different drivers like to have totally different ranges of suggestions.

“For those who pay attention to my radio through the years, I don’t like to have a ton — however there are nonetheless occasions once you want more.”

Racing legend Lewis Hamilton rides round on a Scooter to delight of followers forward of Formula 1 opener in Melbourne, Australia

LEWIS HAMILTON admits he goes into Sunday’s Chinese language Grand Prix understanding he cannot afford to lose any more ground to Sebastian Vettel.

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