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Hamilton vows: I can still be champion

Lewis Hamilton says he feels he can still challenge for the F1 title this season despite being 55 points down on Sebastian Vettel in the championship
Lewis Hamilton insists he can still challenge for the F1 title this season despite falling more than 50 points behind Sebastian Vettel in Montreal.

While the Briton returned to the podium with a third place finish at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, victory for Vettel means he is now 55 points clear of fourth-placed Hamilton after the opening seven races of the season.

Hamilton has yet to take victory this year following his move from McLaren over the winter, but the 2008 title winner said he still felt he could challenge for honours by the end of the season if Mercedes can make improvements to its car in the development race.

However, the Briton conceded that it would be a challenge to try and fight for victory in his home race at Silverstone later this month based on the result of the Canadian race, where Vettel blitzed the field for Red Bull.

“I didn't leave Montreal thinking I'm going to Silverstone with the possibility of winning,” he was quoted by the Daily Mirror. “Vettel was pulling away from me at a second per lap in Montreal. We're not going to gain a second before the next race. But we can definitely beat the rest.

“As for the championship there are still twelve races left. It's not impossible. But we need to make another big step with the car. His pace is not demoralising at all. I'm much stronger than that. He has had a car like that for years and is still doing the same thing.

“But we are coming up fast and Nico beat him in Monaco so it can be done. I want to give the British fans a good result for sure.”




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