According to the five-time world champion, he was in a similar situation next to Fernando Alonso in McLaren in 2007.
“When you’re young, particularly, I remember wanting to get to Formula 1 as soon as possible. And then when I got there I wanted to win as soon as possible and I wanted to beat the champion that I was racing against so it was very similar. I see much of myself in Charles,” – Hamilton said.
As for whether it’s right that Ferrari makes the preference of Sebastian Vettel, Mercedes driver said:
"I don't know. I'm not a team principal to think about such things. As a driver, it doesn't matter to me – I compete with both".