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Raikkonen prepared to sacrifice himself to help Vettel

Hamilton, who is 12 points behind the drivers’ championship on Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel, will resume the title race if he succeeds in sticking a second straight victory. “But it’s a new year, a new day, I am sure there will be other scenarios this weekend”.”You take each experience and you pile them up”.”Up until now, Sebastian has had the consistency of a winning championship”, he said. “I hope they get either our engine or Ferrari’s engine next year so they can be up there with the top teams”.Hamilton trails Vettel by 12 points in the drivers’ championship, although both have three wins apiece.”Not only because he had a great weekend in Montreal, but because he is coping so well with the hard days”. It’s going to be them one time, it’s going to be us one time and it’s all happening in a very sportsmanship way. “Firstly I do not feel that I am in a place that I have to move aside for a youngster coming through right now”. “I think today I had 20 per cent more yellow flags than ever before so it just shows how tricky it is with these tyres”. Right now I am very fortunate being within this team.”It does need somebody to watch on the Global Positioning System or data who is out there and try to see what they’re actually doing, the other guys”, he said. Whatever I know I’m going to do, if I apply myself the way I’ve always applied myself in my racing and I apply it to anything else I want to do in life, or even if it’s still in racing, I feel I can achieve great things.The Finn, who joined Mercedes last December as replacement for retired 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, said he felt no pressure in not having a contract beyond 2017.”I respect Ferrari and the brand and the passion in Italy”. “I think we all struggled a bit to get a lap together”. I am here this weekend to win for the first time in Baku, which is the only Grand Prix I have not won so far. “I’m feeling that and enjoying it, too”. Vettel’s only one away from five so if I get to five he could easily equal that, and then I’ve got to get six.Hamilton’s win in Montreal came after a awful weekend in Monaco, underlining how unpredictable Mercedes has been after three years of dominance.Sebastian Vettel will have more fond memories of his time in Azerbaijan a year ago where he finished second behind Nico Rosberg.”That is not something I am thinking about at the moment – rather the contrary, as I am getting my head around how to beat them”, Hamilton told reporters in Baku when asked if he would consider driving for Ferrari at some stage during his illustrious career.