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The mind games between Mercedes and Ferrari continued in the build-up to the Australian Grand Prix with Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel labelling the other team as the favourites.
Ex-Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone believes ongoing criticism could force three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton to retire at the end of the year.
Toto Wolff would rather have the best drivers on the grid and with them a fractious relationship than settle for second best and an easy atmosphere.
David Coulthard has said Lewis Hamilton could “absolutely” follow in Nico Rosberg’s footsteps this season and retire as a World Champion.
Former World Champ turned commentator Damon Hill believes Lewis Hamilton will “re-double his efforts” to win this year’s World title after losing out in 2016.