Hamilton targeting fifth successive win

By on Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton says a fifth consecutive Formula 1 victory is his target at this weekend's United States Grand Prix.

Hamilton claimed wins in Italy, Singapore, Japan and Russia to overturn Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's 29 point advantage at the head of the world championship and open up a 17 point gap to his rival.

Hamilton, who won at Indianapolis in 2007 and the Circuit of the Americas in 2012, is set on claiming a fifth straight Formula 1 win this weekend.

"Crossing the line on Sunday in Sochi was a really amazing moment," he said. "To win the very first Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix and help the team achieve the first Constructors' Championship for Mercedes-Benz with a one-two finish - it couldn't have got much better.

"Everybody has worked so hard to achieve this title and they all deserve to savour the moment. Of course, we still have three races left to decide the Drivers' Championship - starting in Austin, which is one of the best weekends of the year.

"A lot of the American side of my family come to the race, plus I won the first ever Formula One Grand Prix at the circuit back in 2012, so it's a special one for me.

"I really enjoy going there and I'm looking forward to another great race - hopefully ending up with another Stetson hat on the top step of the podium," he concluded, referring back to Pirelli's innovation in 2012.

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