Hamilton: 'I've got the tools to succeed this year'

Friday 07th March 2014, 18:36 by TF1T Staff 

Daimler/Mercedes

Whilst many drivers are taking a cautious approach to the season, Lewis Hamilton fully believes this could be his year to secure a second title.

The Briton insists Mercedes have given him the tools to get the job done, and he's right to be confident following the teams strong form during pre-season testing.

"I think we're as ready as we can be for Melbourne and I’m more fired up than ever," said the 2008 champion. "With all the changes within the sport and the hard work that's been going on within the team, I believe this can be our year to really show what we’re capable of.

"That's not to take anything away from our opposition, who will be incredibly tough to beat as always, but I feel like I'm equipped with the tools I need to succeed. I can't wait to get started."

Hamilton is also confident that the fans will see some spectacular action thanks to the widescale changes to the sport for 2014.

"I'm excited about the new season not just as a driver but as a fan," he added. "As a fan, you want to see overtaking throughout the field, you want to see different race winners, you want to see the championship go down to the wire… I hope that the changes for this year will make that happen. This is the year you need to watch Formula One!"

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