Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull and More

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Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Lewis Hamilton, Red Bull and More
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After two consecutive world championships for Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes' dominance of Formula One is beginning to grow tiresome.

There is a widespread hunger for Ferrari and Sebastian Vettel to challenge the Silver Arrows on a regular basis in 2016 and create a three-way fight for the title.

But Hamilton believes Mercedes will remain the team to beat in the upcoming season and continue to dominate for the foreseeable future.

Prior to Mercedes' rise to prominence at the beginning of 2014, Red Bull Racing were the benchmark team after winning four successive titles with Vettel.

Last season, though, was one to forget for the Milton Keynes-based team as Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat were forced to settle for just three podium finishes between them.

Yet Ricciardo has claimed Red Bull's memories of 2015 would have been very different had the team competed with Mercedes power units, rather than the underpowered and unreliable Renault engines.

Nico Hulkenberg will also look back on last year with mixed feelings after winning the Le Mans 24 Hours race but finishing behind Force India team-mate Sergio Perez in the F1 championship.

With the likes of Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas and Max Verstappen emerging as potential future world champions, Hulkenberg's chances of switching to a front-running team are slimming, but the German has insisted he is not desperate to move up the grid, claiming he is more than happy at Force India.

Bottas is likely to play a major role in this year's driver market and already seems to be making an effort to put himself in the shop window, admitting he drove with more aggression in the closing stages of 2015 to shake his rather boring, safety-first image.

With a look at Haas' preparations ahead of the American team's F1 debut, here's this week's roundup.

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