Abu Dhabi

Last Race: 23rd Nov Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Felipe Massa
3 Valtteri Bottas

Hamilton sets title target

2013-11-27 10:56:00

 RSS

Share:

Hamilton sets title target

Lewis Hamilton believes he is capable of winning the Drivers' Championship title for Mercedes next year...

Lewis Hamilton believes he is capable of winning the Drivers' Championship title for Mercedes next year.


The 2008 World Champion believes finishing second in the Constructors' Championship ahead of Ferrari this year will provide an excellent springboard for the Brackley outfit next year.

"We've just finished second in the Constructors' Championship so of course we don't want to finish there next year, we want to make the next step," the 28-year-old told Sky Sports News.

"So for everyone and for me the target is to win the World Championship, both championships. Of course if we don't do it naturally there'll be some disappointment but we're not even going to put that negative energy out there."

Apart from winning the Drivers' and Constructors' titles under the Brawn GP title in 2009, the Brackley-based team has no experience of winning titles, but Hamilton is confident that can change in the near future.

"I don't think there's a particular World Champion mentality," he continued.

"Everyone has a different approach but I feel that everyone here is just hungry.
They've not have the success that perhaps they've deserved and they've not had the success of teams like Ferrari and McLaren and Red Bull.

"But they're hungry to have that and that hunger is what will take us there."

Wet Race Day At Suzuka

Editor's Picks

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?