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Lewis Hamilton is Confusing

SAKIR, BAHRAIN - MARCH 12:  Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and McLaren Mercedes walks in the paddock following practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Bahrain International Circuit on March 12, 2010 in Sakir, Bahrain.  (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
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PastaContributor IMarch 21, 2010

Lewis Hamilton has been quite the quote-giver lately. He's gone on the record numerous times discussing the Bahrain GP, the next race at Albert Park in Australia, and various cars in the field.

After the Bahrain GP, he discussed with BBC an aggressive move Felipe Massa made that cost him a chance of competing with Fernando Alonso. The "move" Massa made was aggressive but not illegal, nevertheless, it forced Hamilton behind Rosberg and lost some of his momentum. Well Lewis, this is racing after all.

Still speaking with the BBC , he mentioned some interested details about his his MP4-25 vehicle stating that "in clear air, on new tyres, the car felt great, [but] we have to make a big step, because in the middle sector we are really lacking.

"Since I have been here at McLaren we have never really had an amazing rear end. The car is great in the high-speed but not so good in the low and medium-speed corners at the rear, so we really need to pick up some down-force there.”

So if that's the case, Lewis, tell me how you would be competing with Alonso up front? Let alone how well Vettel's Red Bull was doing before their unfortunate spark plug problem.

Just a couple days ago, Crash.net quoted Hamilton when discussing the next grand prix being held in Australia, and that it should be a good race for both McLarens as they've "got a number of smaller components that we expect to add to the car ahead of the race.

"We've had the chance to reflect upon it, and I believe that our start to the season has been mostly encouraging. Our race pace in Bahrain looked respectable—we had the fastest car for much of the second half of the race—and I think we now have a clearer idea of how to set the car up over a grand prix weekend."

But rightfully so, he also admitted that “of course, we're under no illusions that the opposition will be tough—and we expect a fantastic battle in Melbourne this weekend.”

And now Hamilton admits that "The Red Bull is ridiculously faster than anyone else's car. It's insane. The down-force they had on their car last year was at some points just about double what we had. Even at the end of the year they had so much more than us, even though we had won a couple of grands prix. They (Vettel and Webber) have both got the fastest car by quite a big step. They should be quite a lot further ahead in general."

I'm confused!

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