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Hamilton says F1 rivals' 'amazing' progress puts pressure on us and Red Bull

The seven-time world champion ended Friday practice at the Spanish Grand Prix fastest by topping FP2 ahead of Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas as 14 cars got within a second of his benchmark time. Hamilton was left impressed by the gains made by Mercedes’ F1 rivals, with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Alpine duo Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso ending up being the reigning world champion squad’s closest challengers in second practice as Red Bull slipped back. “It’s amazing to see the progress that Ferrari and McLaren are making, even Alpine. It’s fantastic to see them so strong,” Hamilton said. "That applies pressure to us also, not just to one group.” After Mercedes...
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