F1: LEWIS HAMILTON CONFIDENT HE CAN CATCH ROSBERG

F1: LEWIS HAMILTON CONFIDENT HE CAN CATCH ROSBERG

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F1: LEWIS HAMILTON CONFIDENT HE CAN CATCH ROSBERG

– Despite losing on four occasions to team mate Nico Rosberg this season, Lewis Hamilton is confident he can still step up his game, relishing there is a ample time left in the season

F1: LEWIS HAMILTON CONFIDENT HE CAN CATCH ROSBERG
Lewis Hamilton

Despite losing on four occasions to team mate Nico Rosberg this season, Lewis Hamilton is confident he can still step up his game, relishing there is a ample time left in the season.

In four races, Hamilton has twice finished second to fellow Mercedes team mate Rosberg while coming third and seventh behind the German in the remaining two.

Lewis Hamilton has said he is looking at his difficult start to 2016 as a case of “glass half full” as he starts to try to close the points gap to Nico Rosberg.

 

The three time world champion is 43 points behind Rosberg after a series of problems in the first four races and victories for the German in all of them.

He has however reveled how difficult it will be match up with Rosberg.

F1: LEWIS HAMILTON CONFIDENT HE CAN CATCH ROSBERG

On the one hand, he believes there is a lot of time left while on the other it will be a big challenge to overtake Rosberg.

He said he was “confident” Mercedes would solve his reliability problems.

Hamilton has been afflicted by the same problem with the MGU-H – a part of the engine’s hybrid system – in qualifying for the last two races.

In China four weeks ago it meant he had to start from the back and in the next race in Russia from 10th.

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He was up to second in Sochi and closing on Rosberg when his engine began to lose water pressure and he had to back off to ensure he reached the finish.

“We’ve had a hard time but the guys in the garage are doing a fantastic job and I’m really happy with how we’ve been working together,” Hamilton said ahead of this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.

F1: LEWIS HAMILTON CONFIDENT HE CAN CATCH ROSBERG
Nico Rosberg

“Every weekend, we’ve got the car into a great place set-up-wise – I just haven’t been fully able to exploit it. So the glass is half full for me.

“There’s a long way to go with 17 races left.

The team has been on it 24/7 since returning from Russia so I’m confident they’ll get to the bottom of the problems we’ve been having.

“I know I’m still quick. I’ve known that since day one in testing and, when I’ve had clean air and a damage-free car this season, I’ve shown it on track.

 

“I head to Spain confident of a good weekend.”

F1: LEWIS HAMILTON CONFIDENT HE CAN CATCH ROSBERG