Hamilton targets first Brazil GP triumph

By on Monday, November 9, 2015
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

World Champion Lewis Hamilton is confident that he can end his wait for a victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix, having yet to triumph at the Interlagos circuit.

Hamilton has started eight races at Interlagos and while he clinched his 2008 crown at the venue, his best position came when he finished second to Nico Rosberg in 2014.

Interlagos is only one of three circuits on the current calendar at which Hamilton has yet to win, the others being the Red Bull Ring and Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

Hamilton says he is hoping to honour his hero Ayrton Senna, having matched his tally of world titles and surpasses his win record this season.

"Interlagos is one of the real classics - quite short, tough on tyres, with variable weather and a really tricky start to the lap that always seems to bring drama," he said.

"This was the home race for Ayrton, so it was a dream of mine to race in São Paulo when I was younger and I always feel his presence when I'm there.

"He was such a huge hero in Brazil and it's humbling that I always get such a warm response there.

"It's amazing to think that it took Ayrton eight attempts to win this race and it's one of the few I haven't yet won myself.

"If I can change that this weekend it would be a salute to him and another highlight to add to this amazing year, so I'll be going all out to make that happen."

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