TRIPLE F1 CHAMPION: Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton may says the team will dominate F1 in 2016 . Image: AFP / Miguel Shincariol
London, England - World champion Lewis Hamilton says Mercedes will continue its dominant form in 2016.
While Ferrari made progress in 2015 and is now targeting a full championship tilt this year, reigning triple world champion Hamilton thinks the silver-coloured cars will stay on top.
Three-time world champion
The 30-year-old is quoted by The Sun saying: "there is at least another year of this strength we have." Mercedes and Hamilton dominated in 2014 and 2015.
"Of course there is a slight unknown because the car can shift," Hamilton added. "It could dip but we have a much, much stronger foundation in this team and that (dip) is not going to be the case."
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What did dip at the end of last season, however, was Hamilton's personal form, with teammate Nico Rosberg winning the last three grands prix from pole.
"I had three so-so races at the end"
Many believe Briton Hamilton simply eased off the throttle once he had had wrapped up the title in Austin.
Hamilton said: "I was at a peak for a long time during the year and then I had three so-so races at the end.
"I still drove pretty well and didn't make any mistakes. I don't think you are ever performing at peak level all the time. You have dips."
Hamilton is currently in Mexico doing winter training ahead of the first GP in March: