Formula One - Ex-F1 star Webber backs Hamilton over Vettel

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Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton shows his mobile phone during the second practice session ahead of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 7, 2017. (AFP Photo/WANG ZHAO)

Formula One - Ex-F1 star Webber backs Hamilton over Vettel

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton shows his mobile phone during the second practice session ahead of the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 7, 2017. (AFP Photo/WANG ZHAO)

- Lewis Hamilton, Formula One’s racing rock star who is a master of all conditions, has the edge over championship-leader Sebastian Vettel and remains favourite for this year’s title, according to former star Mark Webber. Australian Webber, now 40, knows Vettel as a racer and a team-mate after their strained but glorious years together at Red Bull. He believes the battle of the two multiple champions will be the centre-piece of the 2017 season. “The CVs are getting similar aren’t they? That can re-fire the candle for Seb,” Webber told AFP. “And don’t forget, Lewis can sometimes be a bit off it, not feeling quite right on a Friday. “But ultimately, I think Lewis has more outright skill than Sebastian. He’s so good, so very, very good, in the rain and in all conditions.


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