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03/21/10
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Hamilton making excuses for getting beat again  
Lewis Hamilton cannot accept the fact that Sebastian Vettel is a far better driver than he is
Lewis Hamilton believes Red Bull should be further ahead of the rest of the pack as they the fastest car on the grid "by quite a big step".

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel claimed the first pole of the season in Bahrain and then led the race for a long period before an engine problem relegated him to fourth place. His team-mate Mark Webber was less impressive, qualifying sixth and finishing eighth in the season opener.

McLaren driver Hamilton says Vettel and Webber have had the best equipment in the field for quite some time now.

"The Red Bull is ridiculously faster than anyone else's car," the 25-year-old told reporters. "It's insane. The downforce 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."

[Editor's Note: B.S. as Hamilton has no idea how much downforce the Red Bull makes.  It's faster because Vettel is a faster driver than he is.  At Monza in the wet in 2008 when Vettel was driving the lowly Toro Rosso car he made the rest of the drivers look like monkeys on his way to victory.  Simple fact is that Hamilton won't let his ego accept the fact he is not the fastest driver in F1 today, and that is a fact.]

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