Hamilton targets first Bahrain win
2 April 2014 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is aiming to ‘break cycles’ again in the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend.
Hamilton won in Malaysia for the very first time last Sunday and now he is after his maiden win in Sakhir, a track where he has finished on the podium only twice to date, once in 2007 – when he was second in his debut year at the pinnacle of the sport – and again in 2010, when he was third.
“It was great to kick-start my season with a win in Malaysia. Taking a one-two was also a fantastic result for the team and I can't wait to see what we can do in Bahrain,” said Hamilton in the countdown to the third round in the 2014 Formula 1 World Championship.
“I've finished on the podium here a couple of times here but, for one reason or another, I've never managed to get the win. Until last week it was the same story for me with Malaysia, so fingers crossed this can be the year of breaking those cycles!” he added.
Despite his ambitions, however, Hamilton is not underestimating the competition: “We know it's going to be tough to maintain our current form, particularly at a circuit where every team has had so much running time over the winter, but I'll be pushing hard to keep those results coming,” vowed the 2008 F1 World Champion.