Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is confident of storming towards a third world title following yet another dominant drive at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday.
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Hamilton has won three of the four races so far this season and looks well on track to win back-to-back titles with Mercedes.
The former McLaren man says his car is quicker than his 2015 championship-winning machinery and believes there is improvement to come.
“I feel very powerful in this car, with the package we have,” Hamilton told The Guardian.
“I feel I am able to get everything from it. I feel more comfortable in this one than I did in last year’s.
“I feel within myself that whatever approach I have the powers are greater than ever from the car.”
Despite his extraordinary success with Mercedes, speculation of a move to Ferrari has popped up over recent weeks.
Kimi Raikkonen is out of contract at the end of the season, and Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne reportedly rates Hamilton extremely highly.
Ferrari chief Maurizio Arrivabene didn’t do much to play down speculation, saying every driver wanted to drive for the Italian outfit.
“Every driver in the paddock wants to drive for Ferrari, this is normal, even guys that were quite a lot of the time world champion,” Arrivabene is quoted as saying buy The Guardian.
For the moment it seems Hamilton is happy at Mercedes, however rumours of a move to Ferrari will no doubt continue until he finalises a new deal with the German team.