Hamilton seeking to bounce back in Singapore

By on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says he is determined to bounce back from a couple of tough weekends at the forthcoming Singapore Grand Prix.

Hamilton took pole position in Belgium and followed it up with third place in the race. But at Monza, the Brit was knocked out in Q2 and managed only ninth place in the race.

Hamilton, who won in Singapore in 2009 and was leading the race before a mechanical failure last season, reckons the Marina Bay Street Circuit suits his style.

"As a street circuit, the Marina Bay track layout really suits my style," he said.

"It's quite a testing circuit and you need to work the car hard the whole way round the lap to make the most of the tight corners and braking zones. We've had a tough couple of weekends in Belgium and Italy but I know that everyone at the team is determined to bounce back from here and make the most of the opportunities over the last seven races of the season."

Team-mate Nico Rosberg, who claimed a podium finish at the race in 2008, says he is glad the Singapore Sling chicane is gone.

"For the drivers, it is one of the toughest races from a physical perspective as there are so many corners and no long straights where you can relax. It's also a very long race which runs close to the two-hour time limit," he said.

"The chicane has been removed for this year which I'm pleased about, and the track should suit our car so I hope we can have a good weekend there. My best finish in Singapore to date has been second place back in 2008 and, of course, I would love to improve on that!"


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