Pierre Gasly claims Mercedes ‘don’t look as good as they were in the past’ after closely-fought pre-season testing battle with Lewis Hamilton – ahead of season-opening race in Bahrain this weekend

AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly was encouraged after a close battle with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton at pre-season testing, saying the constructors champions ‘don’t look as good as they were in the past.’. ‘I think the conclusion is Mercedes probably doesn’t look as good as they were in the past. Hamilton claims he doesn’t believe Mercedes have provided him with a car capable of carrying him to an eighth world title. Hamilton was despondent, saying: ‘At the moment, I don’t think we will be competing for wins. Mercedes struggled in testing last year, only for Hamilton to beat Verstappen at the first race.

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