Hill predicts Raikkonen comeback

Former world champion Damon Hill fears that Ferrari's return to form in the Hungarian Grand Prix could mark the start of a fresh period of difficulties for Lewis Hamilton and McLaren

Hill predicts Raikkonen comeback

On the back of Hamilton's wobble at the end of last season, when he failed to score just the handful of points he needed in the final two races to secure the championship, Hill is worried that the young McLaren driver could be poised to hit trouble again.

And Hill now reckons Kimi Raikkonen is the favourite for the title.

"I'm sure Lewis wasn't happy about being pipped at the start in Hungary and I think there was a point when he thought, 'hang on, this is now looking a little bit worrying' because on qualifying pace he should have been able to hound the Ferrari, but he couldn't get close," Hill told the Daily Express.

"You start to get worried when things are not going according to plan and then, of course, he got the puncture.

"He said before the race 'I'm not counting any chickens and getting ahead of myself'. But I'm absolutely certain he thought it was in the bag.

"Ferrari's pace is the real danger. We're getting to Ferrari territory at the races from now on. If you had asked me before the race in Hungary who I would put money on (for the title), I would have said Lewis, but I have to say I would want my bet back now.

"Ferrari look strong so, as an outside bet, I would put my money on Raikkonen."

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