Hamilton remains positive ahead of Chinese GP

Date published: April 12 2016 - Editor

As Formula 1 teams prepare for the Chinese GP, World Champion Lewis Hamilton is excited to get going again despite not having the best of times in Australia and Bahrain.

The Mercedes driver qualified in pole position at the first two races of the season, but ultimately surrendered his advantage in the early stages of both races.

However, despite not having the best of starts to a season, Hamilton has remained positive and explained that there are still plenty of Grands Prix to be raced.

"It's not been a smooth start to the season for me, so to be in the Championship position I’m in right now is actually pretty positive," the Brit said.

"If you can have two bad races and still come away with two podiums, that bodes pretty well. I've come back from worse, that's for sure! People keep asking me if I'm worried – if there's a downward trend emerging. But I'm feeling the complete opposite.

“There are no real flaws in our procedure and how we're working, so I know it’s going to come good. On a personal level too, I'm in the best place I've ever been psychologically. There's very little, if anything at all, that can penetrate that.

"There's a long, long way to go, so I'll just keep working as hard as I have been. Now we go to China for the next battle. It's a track that's been good to me over the years, with five poles and four wins, so hopefully this race can be the turning point."