Lewis Hamilton out to make it a friendly F1 title battle with Sebastian Vettel
- Mercedes and Ferrari drivers to do all their fighting on the track
- Hamilton: ‘The respect is the highest I have felt from another driver’
Lewis Hamilton expects his battle with Sebastian Vettel will remain friendly. He beat Vettel and Ferrari into second place at the Chinese Grand Prix, with the German having done the same to the Mercedes driver at the first race of the season in Melbourne. The pair thus far have only been complimentary about one another – a mutual respect the three-times world champion expects to continue.
“I honestly think it will stay the way it is,” Hamilton said. “Who knows, maybe we will have times when we are racing hard and there could be a scenario where one of us thinks something is unfair – being too aggressive or whatever – but we are grown men, we have come a long, long way. We have experienced a lot, I think the respect for one another is the highest I have felt from another driver, especially of his calibre.”