Hamilton aims for consistency

by Michelle Fortune , 05 April 2012

Lewis Hamilton is targeting a consistent run although he believes luck has not been on his side in the two races so far this season.


Hamilton qualified in pole in both Australia and Malaysia but a victory has eluded him with the McLaren driver finishing third in both races.

The Briton came in for a lot of criticism for his aggressive driving style in 2011 as he targeted race victories but he has matured somewhat and believes scoring points consistency is more important.

"I won't deny that I'm disappointed to have had two pole positions and not to have been able to convert either of them into victories, but I prefer to think of it that luck just hasn't been on my side, and that it will swing my way sooner or later," said Hamilton.

"I also think last year taught me the value of consistency: it's no use chasing a great result if you can't back it up with another strong finish the following week. So maybe I'm just playing myself in gently: after all, in 2007, I didn't win a race until the sixth round, and I was in the hunt for the title all through the year.

"I still don't think the pecking order has settled down yet, so it's important to get some good results in the bag while we can. It will be very interesting to see how the order has shaken itself out over the last three weeks - it's going to be an interesting weekend.

“I'm looking at the championship as a whole - although, of course, I'd love to win every race, it's more important to be in a good points-scoring position at every race. I think the first two races have shown that, as a team, we're definitely in positions to win.”

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