Lewis Hamilton expects ‘serious fight’ with Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton says he expects a “serious fight” with Ferrari at the British Grand Prix this weekend.

Mercedes were expected to lead the way at Silverstone but Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was quickest in second practice.

Hamilton said: “It’s going to be very, very close this weekend. The Ferraris are really fast. We’re in for a serious fight, which is great for the fans. I hope we pull through.”

Vettel said: “They are very strong around here. I hope we can be there.”

The German was 0.187 seconds clear of Hamilton in second practice.

Hamilton set the overall fastest time of the day in first practice, 0.065secs faster than Vettel’s fastest lap in the second session and 0.5secs ahead of the Ferrari in the same conditions in the morning.

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