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Optimism is everything: Hamilton wants to fight

The 33-point mission has begun: To catch up with Stallrivale Nico Rosberg in the overall driver’s rating, Lewis Hamilton needs four wins in the upcoming four Grand Prix and must hope t hat the German does not constantly reach the finish line as the second. But the British cannot be taken for granted: optimism is everything. There are still many meters to be awarded,”he says, laughing ahead of the race in Austin.

Hamilton believes he has made the silver arrow fit together with the team in Brackley for the World Cup races in the USA, Mexico, Brazil and Abu Dhabi.” It’s about getting everything out of your own way. We have worked hard,”he assures and no longer thinks about the technical defects that stopped him at the beginning of the season and on the way to success in Malaysia.

With the experience of several title fights over the past ten years he wants to use the situation to his advantage:”When I am und er pressure, I can grow with the tasks. This has often been the case and I am comfortable with it. That’s what my whole life has been like,”Hamilton wavers when it comes to whether or not he could get the nerve flutter under duress. Statistics agree with him: In his championships 2008 and 2014, he had regained the World Cup leadership at least once.” I am fresh and more motivated than ever,”he lets the muscles play.