Hamilton: Three in a row would be incredible

By on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Mercedes AMG Petronas

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Lewis Hamilton says that winning a third successive race would be 'incredible' as he bids for victory at this weekend's Chinese Grand Prix.

Despite winning 24 races in his career, the Brit has never won three consecutive events but Hamilton is hoping to rectify that statistic in China, having claimed wins in Malaysia and Bahrain so far in 2014.

"The last race in Bahrain was fantastic: not just for us as a team but for the sport and I'm sure it won't be the last time we see a great show this year," he said. "I'm in a really good place at the moment and walking around the garage too, you can see the positive energy within the team right now. Everyone is focused on getting the maximum from these early races and continuing to build beyond the strong start we've made to the season."

Hamilton has twice won in China - in 2008 and 2011 - and believes that the Shanghai International Circuit suits his driving style.

"I've had some ups and downs in China," he said. "On one side I've only finished outside of the podium places twice at this circuit. On the other, in my first season in Formula 1 [in 2007] I threw away a championship lead here by going into the gravel coming into the pits.

"Generally, though, I'm getting stronger every time I come to this track and it suits my driving style quite well. The aim, as always, is to win and if I could make it three in a row this weekend that would be incredible."

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