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Hamilton rejects Mercedes 'favourites' tag

MELBOURNE, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has played down his team's "favourites" tag ahead of the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix Sunday, saying technical changes make any predictions worthless. The Briton and his teammate Nico Rosberg have enjoyed the fastest times in off-season testing, leading many to tip Mercedes as the car to beat going into the Melbourne race. But the 2008 champion is not sure Mercedes warrants all the hype as he prepares for Friday's opening practice sessions at the Albert Park circuit. "All the media are talking us up. Favourite driver, favourite team," Hamilton told...
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