Despite his dramatic last lap crash during the Italian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton insists he will be back on the attack next weekend in Singapore.
Hamilton lost control of his McLaren, and in doing so third position, whilst pushing harder than ever to try and catch Jenson Button at Monza last weekend.
But the Englishman views such risky all-out charges as one of the few benefits of being out of the title chase - and won't be backing off in the remaining rounds.
“I remember my race in Singapore last year was all about damage limitation - I was driving with one eye on the world championship and wasn't going to take too many risks,” reflected the 2008 world champion. “I was happy to finish on the podium.
“This year, it's very different - I know I'm out of the title hunt and I want to attack these last four races, pushing for as many victories as I can,” he warned.
McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh believes Hamilton will have the car he needs to fight at the front.
“Our pace in recent grands prix increasingly shows that we have developed MP4-24 into a pretty decent all-round competitor and we remain confident for the Singapore Grand Prix,” he said.
“For this race, we are introducing our last major upgrade package of the season before fully devoting our efforts and resources towards next year's car.”