Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is disappointed with his engine failure in Malaysia but has vowed to work harder and focus for Japan.
“Of course, last weekend was a massive disappointment. Not just for me personally but for the whole team. But there’s no use dwelling on these things. That’s just negative energy. All we can do is focus on the next race, taking things one step at a time and doing the best job we can.”
The engine failure was huge blow for Hamilton’s championship challenge but the three-time World Champion will look to bounce back in Japan.
“I will find strength from within to fight back over these next five race weekends. If I can perform like I did last weekend and the car holds together, then good things can still come my way. I love the Suzuka circuit and I’ve been quick there for the past two years, so hopefully that trend will continue.”
Hamilton has won the previous two races in Japan which gives him the confidence that he can repeat that dominance. Suzuka is always passionate about motorsport, Hamilton thanks the crowd for bringing passion and support to the race.
“It’s insane how crazy they go for the sport and I get a real buzz out of that. Fingers crossed I can make it happen to pay them back for all the love and strength they send my way.”