Lewis Hamilton remains convinced that consistency and scoring decent points is the best way to challenge for the 2012 F1 drivers' championship as the sport heads to Monaco for the most prestigious race on the calendar.

Hamilton stormed back to finish eighth in Spain last weekend, a brilliant performance considering he had to start last after he was stripped of pole for stopping out on track on his in-lap after an 'operational error' meant he didn't have enough fuel onboard.

Now looking to Monaco, the Englishman is keen to maintain a run that has seen him get in the top-ten in all five 2012 F1 races so far.

"It's important not to lose sight of the fact that, despite pushing for the win, consistency and scoring decent points is currently the most sensible way to tackle this world championship," confirmed the McLaren driver.

"I've scored points at every race, and I'm only eight points off the lead of the championship. That's a really encouraging statistic and it's reassuring to see my approach is paying off.

"Nevertheless, I'm coming off the back of two relatively disappointing results [in Spain and Bahrain] and there would be no better place for the cards to fall in my favour now than at Monaco."

As for what it is like to race at Monaco, Hamilton added it is a 'very special circuit': "It's up there with Silverstone as the place where I most want to do well at," he continued.

"Even though Monaco has the slowest average speed of all the circuits we visit in a season, it always feels incredibly quick. That's because the acceleration is so rapid and the walls so close: there really is no room for error.

"Apart from the run-off at Ste Devote, and the tiny escape roads at Mirabeau and the harbour chicane, there's no room to make a mistake.

"But when the stakes are at their highest, I just find it more exciting," summed-up the 2008 Monaco GP winner.

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