Hamilton says ‘in groove’ to win Hungarian GP
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 13:38
  
Budapest: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has said he will follow up his victory at the German Grand Prix by another triumph in Hungary on Sunday. Hamilton was the fastest in both of Friday's practice sessions at the Hungarian Grand Prix thereby raising his hopes of claiming consecutive wins for the first time in more than a year.

“I do feel we can challenge the Ferraris and the Red Bulls, which is exciting," said Hamilton. We will be pushing and of course (back-to-back victories) is our target,” Hamilton was quoted, as saying by a news channel.

The 26-year-old produced a best time of one minute, 23.350 seconds in the first session and 1:21.018 in the second to pick up, where he left off at the Nurburgring. Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel was his closest challenger in the morning with a 1:23.564, while Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was second fastest in the afternoon with a 1:21.259.

World champion Vettel currently leads the drivers' championship on 216 points, with team-mate Mark Webber second on 139 and Hamilton third on 134. “It is a great feeling to start on a high. The climate is working quite well for us, as it is not as hot as it usually is here,” Hamilton said.

“We have a couple more things here this weekend, which in such short space of time is really impressive. It's early to say what's going to happen but I think we can compete with the guys at the front,” he added.

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First Published: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 13:38


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