Hamilton: 'We've got a real shot at both titles'

Friday 24th August 2012, 18:18 by Ryan Wood 

McLaren

Lewis Hamilton is certain that McLaren have a realistic shot at securing both titles this season and believes things will become clearer in the next few weeks.

The 27-year-old heads to Belgium next weekend on the back of a race win after holding off the charging Lotus cars. He's confident that win will have given the team added confidence as they head into the final nine races of the season.

"My win in Hungary was a fantastic way to go into the summer break: it had the added bonus of sending the whole team away for their holidays with a positive feeling in their hearts," said Hamilton.

"It's also given me the hope and assurance that we can come back for the final nine races with a real chance to go for both world championships."

Hamilton currently sits 47 points behind leader Fernando Alonso, whilst McLaren sit second in constructors' table, 53 points behind Red Bull.

He admits it will be a challenge to close the gaps, but expects a clearer image in the coming weeks.

"Given the unpredictability of the sport, I think it’s still difficult to predict accurately who’ll win the next grand prix, but I reckon the coming few weeks ought to give us a much clearer idea of the destination of the world title.

"It's going to be an extremely tough, tactical and interesting finale to the season. There’s no team with a clear advantage – although we're all pushing hard to catch Fernando's points tally in the drivers' championship – so there's still everything to play for."

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