Lewis Hamilton heads into the United States Grand Prix with a thirty-three point deficit to Nico Rosberg in the Drivers’ Championship still with his head held high, ready to take the fight to his team-mate across the remaining four races.
The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS driver feels the United States is like a second home race for him having had a good record in the country across the years, and has taken victory in three out of four races at the Circuit of the Americas, including the past two seasons, with the Briton clinching the title at the circuit in 2015.
“We’ve got four races left to make the most of it and that’s exactly what I plan to do,” said Hamilton. “It’s just about hitting every race weekend as hard as I can, going all out for every win and seeing what happens from there. I’ll be holding nothing back out there.
“First up, we’re back in the States – which is like a second home race for me these days. I love the country, the culture, the people and the track, so I can’t wait to get started.
“I’ve got some great memories from Austin, with three wins from four races and, of course, the title win last year. That was one of the highlights of my career, no doubt. It’s almost like the American fans have adopted me as their own, so I’ll try to channel all of that positive energy into this weekend.”
Hamilton joined team-mate Rosberg in visiting the two factories at Brackley and Brixworth in between races to help celebrating clinching a third consecutive Drivers’ Championship, and praised the team for working hard to give both drivers a great car to challenge for regular race wins.
“Seeing all the guys and girls at the factory last week really brought home just what we’ve achieved together this year,” said Hamilton.
“They’ve worked so damned hard to give Nico and me this great car and you can see how much it means to them.”