Hamilton declares his season of misery is officially over

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2011, 12:38 PM IST

London: Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton has said that his season of misery is officially over as he prepares for Sunday’s final race of the year in Brazil.

The 26-year-old racer revealed that he has put his troubles behind him and is concentrating on the race, as he wants to sign off with another victory at Interlagos to end the season on a high.

“I feel this is the ­beginning of the future. The last race was the end, hopefully, and this is almost the first race of the season,” said Hamilton.

“The new season starts here. I don’t have to wait for next season, I am more positive and in a much better place, much happier. I came away from LA feeling great and things are getting into perspective,” he said.

Although he won three races he clashed with rival Felipe Massa six times, was outgunned by team-mate Jenson Button for the first time in his career and even triggered a race row in Monte Carlo before the emotional break-up with his girlfriend.

“It had been a tough year with lots of ups and downs but it has been a positive year. I have done a lot of growing. I have made a lot of mistakes, but I have learnt from them,” he said.

ANI