Hamilton confident he can beat race-winner Vettel to title

Lewis Hamilton

Britain’s Lewis Hamilton says he is confident he can beat Sebastian Vettel to the world title this year despite defeat at the Australian Grand Prix.

Hamilton finished second to the German in the season opener in Melbourne after losing the lead following pressure from the Ferrari driver’s superior pace.

Hamilton said: “It is going to be a close race. I truly believe we can beat them. It’s great to see Ferrari there.