Lewis Hamilton hoping for a good start in the race

Hamilton praying for a clean start, unlike Germany last weekend

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29 July 2012 - 08:53
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Lewis Hamilton is hoping for a decent start, as the 2008 World Champion lines up in pole position alongside the Lotus of Romain Grosjean. Last time out in Germany, the Briton suffered a monumental blow to his race during the opening few laps, picking up a puncture from the debris of Felipe Massa’s front wing.

This puncture was the catalyst in what turned out to be a disastrous 100th Grand Prix for Lewis Hamilton, as the British star eventually retired on lap 56. The McLaren driver’s first retirement of the season was made all the more worse, as the McLaren driver ended up as the sole retiree of the entire 67-lap race.

With the misfortunes of the German Grand Prix now firmly behind Lewis Hamilton, the McLaren driver looks to be out to redeem himself this weekend in Hungary. The 27-year-old Briton dominated the two Friday practice sessions at the beginning of the weekend, and utterly destroyed the opposition during qualifying earlier this afternoon. Lewis Hamilton now has a golden opportunity to take his second victory of the season, however the McLaren driver is wary of the pace of his immediate rivals.

“I think we know the Lotus is very, very strong on long runs and so is the Red Bull, so we just need to focus on us and really hope we can improve this weekend with those upgrades.” Explained Lewis Hamilton, “Jenson [Button] showed in the last race that it is an improvement so hopefully I can show the same thing tomorrow. Tyre strategy will be important tomorrow. Degradation will be interesting. I just hope for once we have a good start. That’s what I hope for the beginning.”

Lewis Hamilton has taken victory twice before around the tight and twisty Hungaroring circuit, and will undoubtedly be striving for his third Hungarian Grand Prix victory on Sunday. However, with the likes of Romain Grosjean and Sebastian Vettel right behind the Briton, negotiating turn one successfully will be a tough task for all.

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