Belfast Telegraph

Hamilton is targeting unbeaten run

By Philip Duncan

Lewis Hamilton will start the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend with an improbable dream; to win every race from here until the last round in Abu Dhabi.

Nineteen victories from 19 starts? Even for Hamilton that is beyond the bounds of possibility, but his statement of intent demonstrates a need to get his title defence firmly back on track.

Sebastian Vettel boasts a perfect record from the opening two rubbers, and holds a 17-point lead over the Briton.

"We are only two races in, but I arrived here thinking I want to win the next 19," Hamilton said. "I know the title is not won and lost in two races, and the experiences of the last two grands prix strengthen you, but I don't want to fall any further behind.

"I still believe we are the best team with the potential to win races and fight for this world championship."

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