Hamilton ‘wary’ of Turn 1 potential

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Lewis Hamilton says he is “wary of all the things that could happen” at Turn 1 at the start of today’s Mexican Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg secured a fourth consecutive pole position on Saturday, leaving Hamilton to start from second place with a 900 metre run to the first corner. Hamilton overtook Rosberg in to Turn 1 at the United States Grand Prix last weekend but light contact caused Rosberg to claim his team-mate had been too hard in making the move.

With Toto Wolff saying discussions were had between the team and the drivers following the incident in Austin, Hamilton admits he has been running through various scenarios ahead of the start of the race.

“Coincidentally it is better for Ferrari,” Hamilton said. “Coming into the weekend I thought about if I was on pole how difficult it would be to hold off the person behind because it is a long way to slipstream someone.

“Look at Russia though, Nico was ahead all the way to turn one, so I need to think of a different approach … I am wary of all the things that could happen. I think about all the different scenarios of whether I will be behind in turn one or beside or on the outside… I look at all those and make sure I’ve got them covered.”

Asked if he expects Rosberg to take a different approach and if the pair could race each other even harder now both championships have been wrapped up, Hamilton replied: “From me it is exactly the same.

“I know Nico very well, so what will be will be.”

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