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Hamilton vows to focus

Lewis Hamilton vows to be fully focused on his title challenge this season
Lewis Hamilton has vowed to be at '100 per cent' this season after admitting he wasn't focused enough on the job at hand last year.

The McLaren driver endured a difficult season both on and off track last year, with issues in his personal life away from the circuit and a number of controversial clashes on it.

Amongst those incidents were more than one collision with Ferrari's Felipe Massa and a controversial weekend in Monaco, which ended with the Briton attacking stewards for the penalties he was awarded.

However, for 2012, Hamilton insists that he approaching the new season with a clean slate and won't allow anything to get in the way of his title challenge.

"There were times last year when I was juggling too many things,” he told The Observer. "There were too many things hanging over me, too many things which were unfinished, questions in my mind, whether it was purchases, investments, management, lawyers or family.

"There were lots of things and I didn't have the pieces of the puzzle in the right place. I was all over the place last season. I didn't think anything was a positive. But I've corrected things and now I've got a clean slate. I've got nothing worrying me.

"Last year I was battling everybody. I was having trouble with stewards, I was having trouble with many different people. I want to fix that.

“I'm looking forward to having a good relationship with Felipe and from the end of last year I've been working on my relationship with the stewards. I've got to stay out of trouble so I don't have to visit them so much.

"I wasn't operating on all cylinders. There were times when I was on good form, but still not one hundred percent and that's where I want to be this season."



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Ptolomy - Unregistered

February 06, 2012 2:52 AM

Nothing has changed. He counted out his problems. All could be relieved by a "real" F1 manager. But he's sticking with the Hollywood manager. There will be more crash-up derbies. There will be more calling the team out over the radio DURING the races. There will be more "trouble" with the stewards. He'll probably even blame the stewards for his bad acting again. Jenson is likely to smoke him again. Vettel, Webber, and Alonso will probably smoke him AGAIN too! He's got Kimi to contend with now too. Yes, indeed, old Lulu will have his work cut out for him in 2012. If somehow McLaren come up with the best car this year, he will still have Button racing him in the SAME CAR. We saw last year that Button is a superior racer than Hamilton. Button beat him RESOUNDINGLY in 2012. Button got 2nd place, beating Webber in the "fastest" car. Lulu only managed 5th. Alonso even whooped up on him in a clearly slower car. At least Lulu makes for entertainment.

107SS2009

February 05, 2012 9:14 PM

Graham, you are not the only one being sick, but on my part it’s because of these totally recycled and infected with a foot in mouth decease comments from Lulu that are thrown at the media. There might come a time when mclaren will have to contact the media and tell them to urgently remove such news items from on their sits every time their Lulu opens his mouth like they did when their MD told the media that in his opinion their new car might be out of the FIA rules.



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