Hamilton says he's 'driving better than ever'


Hamilton and Massa tangle in 2011
22 October 2012 by Ryan Wood | M
          

Lewis Hamilton is looking to cement his opinion that he is driving better than ever this season at this weekend's Indian Grand Prix.

The McLaren driver, bound for Mercedes next season, believes his driving has never been better, but says his pace has been masked by McLaren's failings.

After winning in Italy, Hamilton suffered a gearbox failure in Singapore forcing him to retire from the lead. He then suffered a suspension issue in Japan and then an anti-roll bar failure in Korea.

Despite this, the 27-year-old is hoping to return to winning ways in India.

"The circuit is something of a revelation," he said. "Most modern tracks have a very similar feel; you find that the same driving style and rhythm suits them all. But the Buddh International Circuit is different: it has more in common with a great track like Spa than it does with any number of the more modern places we visit.

"That's because it’s got an incredible flow – basically, from turn four, a wide-apex right-hander that sweeps downhill, the track is just a series of fast, rolling curves which really allow you to put the car absolutely on the limit.

"I didn’t have a particularly tidy weekend there last year: but I feel I’ve been driving better than ever recently – even if the results haven't quite shown it – so I'm headed to India determined for another good result.

"I think we'll have a car that's a match for the circuit and I can’t wait to get out there and start practicing on Friday."

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