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Hamilton believes his first 2012 victory will come soon

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Lewis Hamilton is very confident that McLaren will give an aggressive capable car for challenging main rivals. Also he expecting his first 2012 season victory will come soon.

McLaren speedy currently fourth in the drivers’ championship, in last weekend Hamilton disappointed for losing podium places and he criticised the team over the radio.

“This is turning into a unique season – one where every race provides new challenges and different outcomes,” he said.

“Even though everything hasn’t gone right for us, I’m confident that myself and the team are doing everything we can to ensure we’re in the best possible position to challenge for victory each and every weekend.

“I know that the results we all want will soon come to us: I am doing everything I can to extract every tenth from the car, and I know that the guys at the track and the men and women back at MTC are doing everything they can to give me a car that’s worthy of winning. We are still very much in the hunt for this world championship and I’m looking forward to bringing that fight to Montreal, which is one of my favourite races of the season.”

Lewis Hamilton says that he is focusing on another clean weekend for Canadian Grand Prix, and expecting McLaren will be stronger there.

“The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a fantastic track – it’s super-fast in places, which means it requires finesse and precision, but you can also end up racing wheel-to-wheel with people at 200mph too, which is an incredible sensation.

“However, you still want a car with decent low-speed traction – all those long drags are usually preceded by tight hairpins, so it’s important that you can get the power down efficiently if you’re to pull a good laptime together. With KERS Hybrid and DRS in the mix, it should be an exciting grand prix – although, interestingly, we’re reverting to a shorter, single-DRS zone after the double-zone last year.

“On paper, I think our car will be well-suited to the combination: we showed in Spain that we’re very good in high-speed corners, but we were also quick in the final sector, which is slower and more technical. Of course, it’s still difficult to accurately predict the outcome, so I’ll be focusing on another clean weekend where I can score more consistent world championship points.”


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