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British GP, Silverstone: Hamilton gunning for glory

Lewis Hamilton hoping to provide the win British fans desire at Silverstone weekend, and says support in Britain gives him a 'lift'
Lewis Hamilton says he is hoping to relive memories of the 2008 F1 British Grand Prix and deliver victory for the fans at Silverstone next weekend.

Hamilton, who won on a soaked Silverstone circuit five years ago for McLaren, has made a solid start to life with his new Mercedes team in 2013, but is yet to win a race this season.

But the Brit, starting in his seventh British Grand Prix, has refused to rule out winning his home race again next weekend: “Winning the British Grand Prix in 2008 was an incredible moment for me,” he said.

“I've been aiming to repeat it every year since and I'd love to win my second race at Silverstone. We have a good car this year so I hope we can do it and it would be great to make the team proud at my home race.”

Hamilton currently lies fourth in the drivers' championship with 77 points, and has recently expressed belief that he can still challenge for the drivers' title.

Although Hamilton currently resides in Monaco, the 28-year-old has often spoken about his love for the British support and says he'll be giving everything in return at Silverstone: “Silverstone is so special for the British drivers and the weekend is made by the amazing support from our home fans,” he added.

“The atmosphere, the flags flying around the circuit and just seeing everyone supporting us really does lift you. I hope we can put on a really good show for them and we'll be pushing as hard as possible to give them a great weekend.”

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