Hamilton 'never expected' four in a row

By on Friday, May 16, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton says he never expected to win four successive Formula 1 races for the first time in his career.

Hamilton has led four Mercedes 1-2s in consecutive events and now leads the title race, three points ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.

"The last few races have been just incredible," said Hamilton, who won races in Malaysia, Bahrain, China and Spain.

"I honestly never expected [that] I'd win four consecutive Grands Prix in my career and I'd love to continue that run here.

"I've had some work to do in terms of getting the car exactly as I want it after the weekend in Spain: it was so close between our cars at the end and I need to keep pushing to find any extra edge I can.

"The car has been strong at every race so far and I'm sure it'll be the same in Monaco, so we should be set for an entertaining weekend."

Hamilton, who won in Monaco on his way to the 2008 world title, says it's the race which every driver wants to win.

"Monaco is just incredible to drive and any driver will tell you that's the race they want to win," he said.

"So many great names become legends around this circuit. It's an honour to fight for your place amongst them and a real test of your skills behind the wheel."

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