German Grand Prix 2012: Hamilton targets victory in 100th race
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is adamant he can bounce back from a disappointing British Grand Prix in Germany next weekend
Lewis Hamilton is aiming to make up for his Silverstone disappointment by clinching victory at his 100th grand prix in Germany next weekend.
The McLaren driver ended up in eighth place at his home race, with fellow Briton and McLaren team-mate Jenson Button finishing 10th.
But Hamilton, who is fourth in the drivers’ standings and 37 points adrift of leader Fernando Alonso, says he has already moved on and is adamant he can secure a victory at Hockenheim to boost his title chances.
“I was quick to get over our disappointing weekend, running with the Olympic flame on Monday and then turning my full attention to Hockenheim,” Hamilton said.
“Unbelievably, next weekend will mark my 100th grand prix. That’s incredible, because I still remember my first as if it were only yesterday. I guess Formula 1 has that effect on you.
“It was very tough for us to have such a poor finish in our home grand prix.
“We’ve some work to do, but I’m looking forward to going to the German Grand Prix where I hope we can have a better race.
“The guys in front – Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes and Lotus – have all picked up a lot of pace, and we’re behind all of them at the moment.”