Lewis Hamilton says he is keen to continue his positive momentum in Barcelona off the back of three consecutive grand prix victories.

Having retired from the season-opening race in Australia, Hamilton has won the last three races in a row; the first time he has been on such a run in his F1 career. After a three-week break since the Chinese Grand Prix, Hamilton says he's already raring to go in Spain next weekend in the hope of extending his winning streak.

"It's been good to have a bit of a break between races: for us as drivers and also for the team who have been working flat out for so many weeks," Hamilton said. "But after three great weekends in Malaysia, Bahrain and China I'm obviously keen to get on to the next one and continue that positive momentum into the next leg of the season."

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While Hamilton is primed for a hostile reception from Spanish fans backing Fernando Alonso, he says he feels confident that he can win in Barcelona for the first time in his career.

"Barcelona is a great place to have the first European round on the calendar. It's a circuit we all know very well - although this is the first time in my Formula One career that I have raced there without testing at the circuit during the winter - and the Spanish crowds are really passionate about their racing. It's great to see so many people in the grandstands over the weekend.

"I've never won in Barcelona but I'm in a good place right now and I'm hoping that this will be the year, although it's clear who the fans' favourite will be! The circuit is fantastic, our car has performed well so far and I'm really looking forward to a good race."