Hamilton Convinced He'll Finish ahead of Schumacher

Although every Formula One fan will be watching very closely the “battle of titans” between Michael Schumacher and Lewis Hamilton at Valencia – of course there are a few more champion-like drivers out there, but the McLaren MP4-24 seems to be the most prepared to fight for race wins nowadays – the latter reckoned it would be unfair to give a verdict after only one race.

The reigning F1 champion admitted that Schu will find it very hard to re-adapt himself to the high demands of Formula One racing and the simple fact that he's likely to finish ahead of the 40-year old German at the next Grand Prix will not mean that much.

In other words, the 24-year old Brit is already heading to the European Grand Prix with the sole belief that he's not to cross the finish line behind the 7-time world champion. After all, Schumacher has not raced at professional level in more than 2 years and a half and is yet to pose a threat to him at Valencia, argued Ham.

Coming in at this part of the season, Michael is at a disadvantage because he hasn't had the same experiences as everyone else,” argued Hamilton in an interview with the Daily Mail. He continued, however, by suggesting nobody should jump to the wrong conclusions after only one race.

It would be unfair to say that I'll be excited if I finish ahead of him in Valencia because it is his first race of the season,” added the McLaren driver.

Hamilton concluded a perfect race at the Hungaroring 3 weekends ago, when he managed to bring his KERS-powered MP4-24 at the finish line more than 10 seconds ahead of nearest rival Kimi Raikkonen. His triumph in Hungary marked the first ever win for a KERS-powered machinery in Formula One.

Schumacher, on the other hand, is yet to drive a Ferrari F60 – and will not drive until the Friday practice session ahead of the Valencia race – while also debuting on the Spanish street circuit.
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