Red Bull has more downforce – Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton suspects the Red Bull has got more downforce than his Mercedes and will therefore be closer at this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

The Circuit de Catalunya rewards downforce more than engine power and could be Red Bull’s best opportunity this season to get close to Mercedes.

“The Red Bulls are in the back of my mind thinking that they have a car that has a little bit more downforce than us, they just don’t have as much power as us maybe,” Hamilton said. “Here is a circuit where it is very much a downforce dependant circuit, so I think this weekend will be a real good indication of how good their car is. Definitely Fernando [Alonso] picked up a lot of pace at the last race, so it’s the Red Bulls and Ferraris that we’re going to keep an eye out for.

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