Mercedes can challenge Red Bull: Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton thinks the form shown by Mercedes is proof that the team is now in a position to win races.

updated: March 30, 2013 20:03 IST
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London: Lewis Hamilton believes his Mercedes team is now Red Bull's closest challenger and will be capable of mounting a sustained bid for Formula One glory this year.

In the wake of last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix in which champions Red Bull were split by Sebastian Vettel's decision to ignore team orders and pass team-mate Mark Webber to win, the 2008 champion has pointed to the potential of his outfit.

In the same race, Hamilton's team-mate and friend Nico Rosberg was asked to finish fourth behind him and obeyed.

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