Hamilton “never expected” to win four consecutive races

Hamilton “never expected” to win four consecutive races

Lewis Hamilton has admitted that he “never” expected to win four consecutive races in his Formula 1 career.0944LB1D0490

The Brit is looking to make it five victories in a row at next weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, after winning every race since his retirement from the 2014 season opener in Australia due to an engine problem.

He now leads the drivers’ championship after snatching the top spot from his team-mate Nico Rosberg at the last race in Spain.

Hamilton has a mixed record around the streets of Monte Carlo. He finished second in his first F1 race at the circuit, before winning the iconic event in 2008. He hasn’t returned to the Monaco Grand Prix podium since, but certainly has a great chance of changing that this season.

“It’s been a busy few weeks for me, both on track and away from it, but I’m pleased to be getting back to racing again next weekend,” he said.

“And what a place to get back to it. Monaco is just incredible to drive and any driver will tell you that’s the race they want to win. So many great names become legends around this circuit. It’s an honour to fight for your place amongst them and a real test of your skills behind the wheel.”

He added: “The last few races have been just incredible. I honestly never expected I’d win four consecutive Grands Prix in my career and I’d love to continue that run here.

“I’ve had some work to do in terms of getting the car exactly as I want it after the weekend in Spain: it was so close between our cars at the end and I need to keep pushing to find any extra edge I can. The car has been strong at every race so far and I’m sure it’ll be the same in Monaco, so we should be set for an entertaining weekend.”

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Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

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