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Lewis Hamilton: Red Bull's complaints about Mercedes are 'funny'

Lewis Hamilton says Red Bull boss Christian Horner's call for the FIA to take action to peg back Mercedes is "funny" considering his team's recent success in Formula 1

Red Bull won the world championship from 2010-13, taking Sebastian Vettel to a string of drivers' title in tandem with its constructors' successes.

After world champion Mercedes dominated the 2015 season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Horner suggested governing body the FIA should equalise engine performance and close up the F1 field.

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Hamilton told reporters at Sepang on Thursday that he was amused when he heard Horner's complaints.

"I find it quite funny," he said. "It's an interesting opinion coming from an individual who has had so much success.

"Also bear in mind it has only been one race, so to already have comments like that is what I find funny."

Hamilton added that when Mercedes returned to the sport in 2010 and struggled for form, the team did not call for a change in the rules.

"It was a big step for me to come to this team who had had so many years of poor performance," said Hamilton.

"They hadn't had the success of other teams but not once did this team complain to others in order to legalise things. They just worked hard.

"When I came to this team, I saw them making that progress and now we are the best team. They have done an amazing job.

"It's not just me here, it's 1000 people back at the two factories working day and night to build the best car.

"We have done that based on the same rules that everyone else has had and the same resources as the other top teams have generally had and we can be proud of that.

"It's a funny situation."

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