In the round-up: Lewis Hamilton denies Mercedes have the “best car” in 2017.
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Hamilton warns Mercedes must improve to beat Ferrari (The Guardian)
"If anyone is out there thinking we have the best car this year then they need to think again, because it’s not the case."
Mercedes needs 'more magic' to beat Ferrari (Autosport)
"I've definitely read lots of stories or heard lots of comments about our car being the best, or we have the fastest car. But I think it's very difficult for anyone to truly say that, because there are pros and cons between two cars, and there are definitely areas where we're faster and areas where they're faster, and it varies from race to race."
Alonso 'at back of grid' for Italian GP (BBC)
"The idea is to ensure Alonso is in a strong position for the following race in Singapore, which favours McLaren."
Verstappen questions Red Bull's ability to perform with Renault (F1i)
"I notice about Max that he's very disappointed. It's tough to keep yourself motivated the whole time when things are going like this."
Mercedes 'easy' amid fresh oil burn intrigue (Motorsport)
"Suggestions that there had been some form of gentleman's agreement between Mercedes and Ferrari not to introduce an engine in Belgium are understood to have been wide of the mark, however, with sources at both outfits confirming that there had been no discussion between the teams about the matter."
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