Hamilton sees the Red Bulls as a threat for China. The really long straights here are going to help/hurt if cars are within DRS range. If the Red Bulls can keep out of DRS range they should be OK. Pierre says he's not as familiar with the track and Max hasn't had a good result here yet either. It's going to be a tough race for Honda and a good test to see how far they and STR have come since last year.
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“At the moment it’s clearly not just me and Sebastian,” he said. “So, I don’t see that changing any time soon. At the moment it’s at least four of us and the Red Bulls, you definitely can’t count them out.
“They’ve had a bit of a slower start, but I think if you look at last year for example they won the race here and they particularly finished strong. I anticipate it could be something similar.
“On the straights they’ve been really good so they are clearly, whereas they usually have a really strong car and not so strong engine, it’s the other way this year. They’ve got not as strong a car. But they’re one of the teams that can develop at a similar rate to Ferrari and us so it’s far too early to say.”