Formula One News » F1 2013: Lewis Hamilton feels he is in with a shot at the title Posted on 15/04/2013
Lewis Hamilton, who says he is not focusing on the 2013 driver’s title, feels he is possibly in with a shot at the title.
When asked by Autosport if he felt he was in the title hunt, Hamilton responded “I am, I definitely feel like that at the moment. But, I am not focusing on the title because you never know.”
“Look at Nico Rosberg’s car [which retired with anti roll-bar failure]. It didn’t finish and that could happen to me any time, although fingers crossed it does not.
“It can happen to anyone. Fernando [Alonso] didn’t finish the last race and he is scoring high points, so he is looking very strong.”
“We are really happy with it, and it is almost to the point that it shows how we have improved so much. To be disappointed with a third is a fortunate position to be in.
“It has been a good weekend. Of course I would have loved to have won, as that is what I came here to do, but we just were not as quick as the Ferraris.
“Maybe if we did not have some of the issues with the front wing then I might have been able to overtake the Lotus of Kimi Raikkonen, maybe, but they were still very quick even though he had problems with his front wing.
“We just need to improve. As Ross [Brawn] said on the radio, we are not quite there yet but we are not that far away.”