Hamilton: Next few weeks could decide title

By on Friday, August 24, 2012

Lewis Hamilton believes that the month of September could decide the destination of the 2012 world title.

The second part of the season kicks off in Spa Francorchamps next weekend, commencing a run of three races in four weeks.

Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix at the end of July.

"My win in Hungary was a fantastic way to go into the summer break: it had the added bonus of sending the whole team away for their holidays with a positive feeling in their hearts. It’s also given me the hope and assurance that we can come back for the final nine races with a real chance to go for both world championships

"I really couldn’t be happier that the season gets back down to business again in Belgium. Spa is one of the best circuits in the world – it’s always a buzz to nail a fast lap around there, and, after five weeks out of the cockpit, that first lap on Friday morning is going to feel absolutely sensational."

Despite his points disadvantage compared to leader Fernando Alonso, the 2008 world champion is not giving up the fight.

"Given the unpredictability of the sport, I think it’s still difficult to predict accurately who’ll win the next grand prix, but I reckon the coming few weeks ought to give us a much clearer idea of the destination of the world title."

"It’s going to be an extremely tough, tactical and interesting finale to the season. There’s no team with a clear advantage – although we’re all pushing hard to catch Fernando [Alonso]’s points tally in the drivers’ championship – so there’s still everything to play for."

The Brit has had a chequered history in Belgium. Hamilton crossed the line first in 2008 but was later demoted to third place for an illegal overtake. He made amends by emerging victorious in 2010. However, he crashed out of the race in 2009 and 2011.


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