Lewis Hamilton dismisses Sebastian Vettel’s unofficial Barcelona lap record as ‘unofficial’

LEWIS HAMILTON has dismissed Sebastian Vettel's unofficial lap record of Barcelona as "irrelevant".

The defending world champion scoffed on the German's time across the Circuit de Catalunya – clocked at 1:17.182 – as he examined this season's Ferrari.

 Lewis Hamilton said Seb Vettel's storming lap was 'irrelevant'

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Lewis Hamilton stated Seb Vettel's storming lap was 'irrelevant'

Hamilton, whose earlier greatest in his Mercedes had been a 1:18.four hundred, stated he was not remotely within the speedy tempo of his title rival throughout winter testing.

As an alternative, he says he’s solely targeted on having the velocity on the season-opener in Melbourne on March 25.

Hamilton stated: "I don't know if Sebastian's is an effective time or not. I don't assume it's quicker than what we did a few days in the past.

"I don't know if it's a qualifying run, I don't actually know, I don't actually care. It's testing. I feel somebody stated I used to be down in eleventh today, it doesn't matter.

 Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton had no interest in the speed of his rival

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Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton had little interest in the velocity of his rival
 Lewis Hamilton says the only thing that matters is the season-opener in Melbourne

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Lewis Hamilton says the one factor that issues is the season-opener in Melbourne

"It issues the place we’re in qualifying, in Q3 within the first race when everybody's on low gasoline.

"For instance, for us we've not been on low gasoline but so I do not know the place the automotive can go.

"I hope [Vettel's time is] good, I hope it's a superb, good time in order that signifies that they're robust and meaning we’ve got a race on our palms."

Nevertheless, Hamilton is predicting a 3-approach battle for the championship, with Purple Bull additionally getting into the combination with Ferrari and Mercedes.

 The Brit reckons Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes will all fight it out for the No 1 spot

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The Brit reckons Ferrari, Purple Bull and Mercedes will all struggle it out for the No 1 spot

He added: "The last word objective is that we hopefully have extra groups preventing for the championship. That's solely good for the game.

"I feel Pink Bull might be an actual problem this yr and I'm positive the Ferrari is sweet as properly. It's actually thrilling."

LEWIS HAMILTON has dismissed Sebastian Vettel's unofficial lap record of Barcelona as "irrelevant".

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