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Hamilton to keep attacking style

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton has won the last two Formula One races

Formula One drivers' championship leader Lewis Hamilton has vowed to continue his attacking driving style as he goes for the title.

The McLaren driver has a four point lead ahead of this Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix, with eight races left.

"It's potentially dangerous to start thinking about changing your approach at this point in the season," he said.

"My approach has served me fairly well so far. Let's just say, it will be business as usual in Hungary."

Hamilton has won the last two races, at Silverstone and Hockenheim, but is wary about getting carried away as he aims to become the first Briton to win three races in a row since Damon Hill at the start of the 1996 season.

"I'm wary about making any strong predictions," added Hamilton.


"Yes, we (McLaren) were strong in the last two races, but we encountered difficulties in the two before that, so it's impossible to call it this weekend.

"All I can say is our car feels fantastic at the moment and I'm really enjoying driving it.

"It feels like you can keep fine-tuning it to extract more performance from it, which is a fantastic feeling for any racing driver."

Hamilton won in Hungary last season when he claimed victory from pole on a track with a reputation of being hard to overtake on.

"Hungary is very different from Germany," he added.

"Hockenheim is a track that allows you to slipstream and pass other drivers fairly easily. The Hungaroring is the opposite of that.

"Qualifying will be crucial, and strategy will also be important in determining the optimum fuel weight for the opening stint.

"It will be hot and tiring too, so keeping focus and concentration will be vital.

"But I don't go into this weekend surfing any particular wave of confidence.

"It's such a different type of circuit that it's difficult for anybody to feel certain about their chances."

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