Hamilton: I need to pick up my race pace

Lewis Hamilton admits that he was fail to finish top podium in this season first two races, but he still expecting McLaren able to fight for championship title. Round one and two, Australia and Malaysia the Brit starts from Pole but he contented with third places in both races.

“I should have 50 points, but I don’t,” Hamilton told Sky F1. Yeah, we would love to have 20 points more, but at least we’ve had consistency and we’re there in the fight.”

“We should be proud of ourselves. The team have done a fantastic job to get us where we are. He said

“We’ve been the quickest in qualifying in both races, so there are many positives to take, rather than looking at the negatives.

“So I’m massively excited ahead of the next two races and I’m going to go and prepare the best way I can. The main thing is I need to pick up my race pace. I spoke to Fernando and Sergio afterwards and they had lots of understeer whereas I had lots of oversteer.

“Maybe I’m setting the car up too aggressively, so I might make some changes for the next two races. But hopefully we’ll have some upgrades.

“I’ll head back (to Woking) and push the guys to see if we can get some upgrades and eke ahead of the others, particularly in the race.”

Asked about next race preparations for Chinese GP scheduled on April 15th – “I’ll be training hard,” he said. “The race was quite easy physically, so I’ve obviously done quite a good job over the winter.

“Physically I’m not in bad shape but you have to keep it up because a year in this sport is so long.

“Sometimes in previous years there have been breaks in my training, so I want to make sure I maintain my consistency. I trained last week all the way up to Friday, so I want to make sure I keep that up all the way through the rest of the year.”

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