Hungarian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton fears tyres could blow title bid

Hamilton added that he kept himself motivated knowing that Mercedes still had the fastest car in qualifying -- even if the fast-wearing Pirellis are a problem in the races.

updated: July 26, 2013 10:16 IST
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Budapest: Lewis Hamilton admitted on Thursday he is concerned that Pirelli's new tyres could wreck his hopes of mounting a challenge for this year's world championship.

The 28-year-old Briton said he hoped that the new rubber would not upset his Mercedes team's performance at the Hungarian Grand Prix as much as the Italian company's tyres did three weeks ago in Germany.

Mercedes were the only team not to take part in the recent Silverstone test session for Pirelli's new tyres after being banned due to their part in the controversial "secret" test at Barcelona earlier in the season.

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