Three wins in a row would be incredible - Hamilton

Tuesday 15th April 2014, 22:41 by TF1T Staff 

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Lewis Hamilton is eyeing a hat trick of wins as he heads to China in high spirits following his dominant win in Malaysia and a tense battle for victory in Bahrain.

The Mercedes driver is confident he can chalk up another 25 points at a circuit he's always done well at, having won twice and scored in all but two of his races there.

"The last race in Bahrain was fantastic: not just for us as a team but for the sport and I'm sure it won't be the last time we see a great show this year," said the Briton.

"I'm in a really good place at the moment and walking around the garage too, you can see the positive energy within the team right now. Everyone is focused on getting the maximum from these early races and continuing to build beyond the strong start we've made to the season.

"I've had some ups and downs in China. On one side I've only finished outside of the podium places twice at this circuit. On the other, in my first season in F1 I threw away a championship lead here by going into the gravel coming into the pits.

"The aim, as always, is to win and if I could make it three in a row this weekend that would be incredible."

One man who's hopefuly of stopping him - and arguably the only man with a car capable of doing so - is team-mate Nico Rosberg.

"Even though the last race was a bit disappointing from my perspective in terms of the result, it's been great to see all the positive comments that came afterwards.

"I've got good memories from China after taking my first pole position and race win in F1 at this circuit in 2012. The layout seems to suit my driving style, it's a track I enjoy racing at and I want to be back on that top step of the podium this weekend."

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