Hamilton out to put difficult times in past

Hamilton out to put difficult times in past

21 August 2014 – Lewis Hamilton has said he will be aiming to put the "difficult times" behind him during the second half of the season.

Hamilton heads to Spa-Francorchamps trailing his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by 11 points in the Drivers' Championship.

The Briton was struck by mechanical issues in qualifying in both Hungary and Germany prior to Formula 1's summer break - with a fire and a brake failure respectively leaving him well out of position on the grid - and he will be hoping for better luck in Belgium.

"The aim is to put the more difficult times of some of the previous weekends behind us now and to recreate the best moments at every race from now on," he confirmed.

"I had some difficult weekends in the first part of the season, but then a bit of good fortune at the last race in Budapest kept me from damaging my car on the wall during that first lap, so hopefully that was a sign that my fortunes are changing at just the right time," he continued.

Hamilton has won at Spa only once before in Formula 1 and unsurprisingly is eager to repeat that feat this Sunday.

"I love driving at Spa. I had good results there in 2008 [when I was third] and on my first visit to the circuit with this team last year [when I was third again], plus the win in 2010 of course. I haven't won there as many times as I'd like.

"But that win [in 2010] was a really special one, so I really want to add to that and that's definitely the target this weekend."

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