Hamilton to go into 'attack mode' in Germany

Hamilton to go into 'attack mode' in Germany

8 July 2014 – Lewis Hamilton says he will be in "attack mode" when Formula 1 heads to Germany next week.

Hamilton took a dominant victory at the British Grand Prix, cutting team-mate Nico Rosberg's championship lead to just four points after the German encountered a gearbox problem and retired from the race.

"We will draw a line under that last nine races now and now it is attack mode, start again and now [it is all about] utilising that pace and utilising the car's pace," he said.

"There are still some things we need to improve on. I wasn't too worried about the time lost in the pit stop today as I knew the next one would be better. I'd been working on my position so I didn't lose time in that but qualifying really - just getting myself back to my normal qualifying mode and that, I think, will be good."

Hamilton's mistake in Q3 was his second in as many races and he knows that it is something he can ill-afford to keep doing.

"Saturday was a real kick in the balls. I really had to pick up, pull up my socks and get on it [after that]," he said.

"If I want to win this World Championship I can't have situations like that. The last two races I've easily had the pace to be on pole position and I've not put it there. I've put it much further back, made it much harder for myself, but now I'm going to try to rectify that for the future."

Hockenheim will serve as Rosberg's home race, but Hamilton added that it is not something that worries him.

"Going into Germany, to Hockenheim, I know whilst it's Nico's home Grand Prix, he doesn't have even one eighth of the support us Brits get here [at Silverstone]. The fans here are unlike anywhere else so I'm not worried in that sense," said Hamilton.

"It's a track where I won before [2008]. It's a good track for me, so I'm going to use the pace that I have, because I have the pace.

"I've just got to put the laps together and when I do, then I think the opportunities will come in front of me."

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