Hamilton targeting consistency over victory at Monaco

By on Sunday, May 20, 2012

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McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton is targeting consistency over pushing for the win in next weekends Monaco Grand Prix, even though the British star has yet to win a Grand Prix in 2012. Lewis Hamilton has scored points at every race so far this season, and will be aiming to continue that trend around the streets of Monte-Carlo.

Lewis Hamilton has only ever won the Monaco Grand Prix once in his career, during the wet/dry 2008 race. Since then, the Brit hasn’t had much luck around the Principality, failing to even step on the podium since his win in 2008. However, with Formula 1 in 2012 being highly unpredictable, consistency could well be the key for Lewis Hamilton and his Championship chances.

“Monaco is a very special circuit. It’s up there with Silverstone as the place where I most want to do well at. Still, it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that, despite pushing for the win, consistency and scoring decent points is currently the most sensible way to tackle this World Championship. I’ve scored points at every race, and I’m only eight points off the lead of the championship. That’s a really encouraging statistic and it’s reassuring to see my approach is paying off. Nevertheless, I’m coming off the back of two relatively disappointing results and there would be no better place for the cards to fall in my favor than at Monaco.”

The first five races of this topsy-turvy 2012 season has seen five different winners from five different teams, and Lewis Hamilton will be eager to become the sixth different winner of 2012. A victory next Sunday would be the Brits first since last seasons Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, when Sebastian Vettel suffered a rare retirement on the opening lap.

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