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Lewis Hamilton can extend his lead over main rival Sebastian Vettel by winning the 2018 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton’s main focus may not be Vettel—it may be making up for a dismal showing on the Circuit de Monaco last year. He didn’t make it on to the podium in 2017, but Hamilton has won the past two races, setting the pace in both Azerbaijan and Spain.
By contrast, Vettel hasn’t won since the season’s second race in Bahrain. Meanwhile, Valtteri Bottas has driven well lately, only increasing Mercedes’ chances of adding another win.
While Hamilton has powered Mercedes through the past two races, the team hasn’t been without its issues. Among them has been matching the Ferrari vehicles for speed.
The Daily Telegraph‘s Luke Slater noted how Mercedes “have been off the raw pace of Ferrari in three of the first five races but the Scuderia have not converted this advantage into a lead in either of the championships.”
Mercedes’ commanding leads in both the drivers’ and constructor’s standings shows Hamilton and Bottas have been doing what it takes when it matters most during recent races.