Hamilton not thinking about title
23 April 2014 – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has insisted he is not 'wasting a thought on the championship' at the moment, even though his third win in succession in China last weekend has moved him to within four points of team-mate, Nico Rosberg.
Hamilton is quickly establishing himself as the favourite to take the 2014 Formula 1 Drivers' title, to repeat what he managed with McLaren back in 2008. However, despite that though, he isn't getting carried away and is mindful that the season is still young.
"To be honest I don't waste a thought on the championship right now," confirmed the Briton in an interview with the official F1 site. "I am happy about those three wins - feeling that I am still able to improve with every race, that I am physically and mentally stronger than ever before."
"These are the important messages for this man here," he added, pointing at himself. "There are so many psychological battles involved in sports. Nico is very fast, so I am happy having put in some really good performances. Being with such a fantastic team makes me very grateful."
Quizzed on what can be expected when the European season kicks off next month with the Spanish Grand Prix, Hamilton replied: "That it is getting even more tight. That there will be more battles somewhere - hopefully behind me."
"But I don't mind being in the battles, as long as the car is so fantastic. I feel really blessed to be with this team," he concluded.