Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver Lewis Hamilton is feeling confident ahead of the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, after securing a dominant victory at Silverstone on home soil during the last round. It was a result that saw the current world champion close to within just one point of team-mate and championship rival, Nico Rosberg, after the German received a ten second time penalty for breaching radio rules, which demoted him to third place.
The Brit hopes to carry the positivity he felt at the British Grand Prix across with him to Hungary this weekend, and will look to come away with a strong result, and possibly even the championship lead, if all goes well.
“It’s a wonderful feeling, winning in front of your home crowd. I’m still buzzing from it now and looking forward to carrying those positive vibes into the next race weekend.
“Ever since the low of Barcelona I’ve been able to cultivate this really strong mental attitude and I’m really feeling that fire inside me right now. Of course, I have good days and bad days like everyone else. But whatever the case, I’m able to turn negatives into positives when it counts.
“I’m feeling fresh, feeling powerful and feeling confident heading to Hungary. It’s a track that for some reason has always suited my style and I have incredible support there, so I can’t wait to get to out on track.”
“The past couple of years I haven’t had the smoothest weekends in Budapest, of course. But I know I’ve got the pace, so I’m gunning to turn that around this time.”