Lewis Hamilton says his recent run of victories have caught him by surprise as he looks to extend it at this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix.
After Nico Rosberg won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix – a race Hamilton retired from early – Hamilton has responded with four consecutive victories and took the championship lead after his success in Spain. Heading to Monaco, Hamilton said he wants to continue his unexpected run around the streets of Monte Carlo.
“It's been a busy few weeks for me, both on track and away from it, but I'm pleased to be getting back to racing again next weekend,” Hamilton said. “And what a place to get back to it! Monaco is just incredible to drive and any driver will tell you that's the race they want to win.
“So many great names become legends around this circuit. It's an honour to fight for your place amongst them and a real test of your skills behind the wheel. The last few races have been just incredible. I honestly never expected I'd win four consecutive Grands Prix in my career and I'd love to continue that run here.”
However, Hamilton admitted that he is still not completely happy with his car despite his run of victories.
“I've had some work to do in terms of getting the car exactly as I want it after the weekend in Spain: it was so close between our cars at the end and I need to keep pushing to find any extra edge I can. The car has been strong at every race so far and I'm sure it'll be the same in Monaco, so we should be set for an entertaining weekend.”