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Ferrari have had the faster car than the Mercedes of late but they have failed to come up with the consistency required to win titles.
Force India already use Mercedes engines, as do former champions Williams whose Canadian driver Lance Stroll looks set to switch to Force India.
The rising inflation due to geo-political dynamics, coupled with rising input costs and increasing forex rates has been exerting significant pressure on overall operations.
The defending world champion came home 17.123 seconds ahead of title rival and fellow four-time champion Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari.
Vettel was out-qualified by Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen for only the third time this year, but the Finn was also not happy.
Formula One: Mercedes work night shift to solve Lewis Hamilton worries ahead of Hungarian Grand Prix
The championship-leading Briton, whose team-mate Valtteri Bottas said his car was difficult to drive, said the team needed to dig deep to figure out what changes to make.
Wolff was adamant that the triumphant Hamilton and his team-mate Valtteri Bottas will remain free to race each other until late in the season.
Ferrari’s recent performances have followed their introduction of a new engine at the Canadian Grand Prix in June while Mercedes delayed their new unit until the French Grand Prix.
Hamilton was full of praise for Mercedes and team chief Toto Wolff for their patience during seven months of prolonged negotiations.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race the Ferrari driver he had been surprised by how long it had taken Hamilton and Mercedes to agree the deal.
Mercedes have dominated Formula One since 2014, winning four consecutive drivers' and constructors' championship doubles.
Vettel leads Hamilton by eight points after his British triumph and would dearly love another success, in front of his family, friends and fans.
Mercedes reported a surge in women owners, constituting about 12 per cent of its total sales in the first half of 2018.
Lewis Hamilton roared to a record-breaking sixth British Grand Prix pole on Saturday and then cheered on England's World Cup quarter-final win in Russia.
A team spokesman said the new unit was being used as a precaution to protect the engine that suffered possible damage after the Finn stopped suddenly with hydraulic problems at Spielberg.