Lewis Hamilton wants McLaren to continue battle for Championship title
McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton believes he still has a shot at the Championship. The Briton is enthusiastic about heading into the August break on a high note. Lewis Hamilton wants McLaren to rejuvenate their campaign for the world title in the second half of the season.
McLaren is experiencing a stream of bad luck this season. Their support for drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button has been under par. Moreover they failed to eliminate problems from their cars which have put their drivers under a lot of pressure.
Nonetheless, Lewis Hamilton is ready to predict the Hungarian Grand Prix as a turning point for McLaren. The 27-year-old believes McLaren can initiate their comeback at Hungaroring circuit.
Lewis Hamilton, who won the Championship in 2008, was forced to retire from the German Grand Prix on Sunday due to a gearbox problem. Nonetheless, Lewis Hamilton believes his car is in good shape for Budapest’s Hungaroring circuit.
Lewis Hamilton’s teammate Jenson Button is in good form. The other Briton in McLaren was second behind Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso at Hockenheim. Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button should fear the wrath of the Spaniard who is in prime form this season.
Fernando Alonso, who grabbed his third victory of the season at the German Grand Prix, plans to celebrate his 31st birthday by winning the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. A fourth victory will place Fernando Alonso in the driving seat for his third Championship title.
Meanwhile, McLaren cross their fingers to avoid any further mechanical problems. Lewis Hamilton was forced to pull out of the race last Sunday following a gearbox problem. However, that was just part of the misery Lewis Hamilton faced at the German Grand Prix. The Briton also burst his tyre on lap two.
“There's every good reason to feel confident - our upgrade package seems to have delivered the pace we anticipated,” Lewis Hamilton said optimistically. Things haven't always gone our way in the first half of this year, but I certainly feel like we're experiencing something of a turning point for the whole team now.
“We've really stepped up and delivered the pace we needed, our strategy has been spot-on and our pit stops, despite a troubled start at the beginning of the year, are now consistently the fastest in the pit lane.”