Lewis Hamilton is not concerned about Nico Rosberg’s home advantage for next weekend’s German Grand Prix.
Hamilton has won the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim once before, claiming victory at the 2008 race ahead of Nelson Piquet Jr. and Felipe Massa. The win was instrumental in his charge to the world title, and a repeat this time around would see him take the lead of the drivers’ championship for just the second time this season.
It might be Rosberg’s home race, but Hamilton does not think it will have as much of an effect on the German as we saw for the Briton at Silverstone.
“Just going into Germany, to Hockenheim, I know whilst it’s Nico’s home Grand Prix, he doesn’t have even one eighth of the support us Brits get here,” Hamilton said following his victory last Sunday. “The fans are unlike anywhere else so I’m not worried in that sense.
“It’s a track where I won before, in 2008 I think it was. It’s a good track for me, so I’m gonna use the pace that I have, because I have the pace. I’ve just got to put the damn laps together and when I do, then I think the opportunities will come in front of me.”
This is set to be the last German Grand Prix to be held at Hockenheim for the foreseeable future, with paddock rumours suggesting that the race will stay at the Nurburgring until 2020.
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