Lewis Hamilton wants to step up his game over the next few months to try and win the Formula One World Championship in his first year. He has had an incredible season so far, finishing on the podium for all 9 races so far, along with two wins, the most impressive season ever in Formula One.
Despite this success he has admitted that he does need to step it up to stay in front of his teammate Fernando Alonso, and Ferraris’ hard charging pair of Kimi Raikkonen and Felippe Massa,
“I think I need to step up my game, which I intend to do,” he stated. “As a team we need to push as always, but we need to try to push even more if we can.
“You know for me as a driver I’m still learning, I still have time to find in myself through experience and I think we are going to a few tracks that I know so it should really make the weekend a bit easier but it doesn’t. I’ve been here before but I’ve struggled in terms of pace.
“Making sure we get the car set up right, making sure we keep on moving forward with the car and ideally beat the Ferraris"
He did have some disappointment after this weekends British Formula One Grand Prix, taking third place after securing pole position in qualifying.
“Obviously, it is not the best result for us,” he continued. “Being on pole I felt quite strongly that we could have had a better result.
“However, to come to your first home Grand Prix and still get a podium after difficulties on the second and last stint… I have to look on the bright side you know. We still have nine podiums in a row and I don’t know if that has ever been done, but I’m very happy with that.”
"I never give up,” he added. “I just keep on pushing because you never know what is going to happen. They could have come together; they could have got caught by back-markers.
“Sometimes I could see people ahead and I didn’t know if it was them or whoever. I thought maybe they would be getting close to back-markers and I thought ‘this is my opportunity to keep pushing because you might get close.’ You never know what is going to happen so I find you never give up, you just keep on pushing.
"The team are telling you to turn the engine down at some point so you are getting slower but then you try to push to compensate for the engine. But otherwise I kept going.”