Lewis Hamilton has vowed to bounce back from a frustrating Malaysian Grand Prix by returning to the top spot for round three of the 2015 Formula 1 World Championship season, the Chinese Grand Prix.

The Briton was beaten into second place by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel at Sepang, a result that has prompted Mercedes to analyse how it could have performed better and pledge to learn lessons for the next race at the Shanghai International Circuit.

It is an aggressive approach that Hamilton supports, saying there is still room for improvement at Mercedes despite it winning 17 of the last 21 races.

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"Malaysia was a tough weekend," he said. "It always is with the heat - but with car problems on Friday, rain during qualifying on Saturday and a race which didn't go to plan on Sunday, this one was particularly challenging. I think ultimately we made the best choices we could - but there is always room for improvement and we've been working hard to analyse everything for the next race in China.

"Shanghai is one of my favourite locations - simply because of the fans. I don't know how, but from the moment we land at the airport they know we're there. It really is amazing to see the support we get. The circuit itself is a different challenge to Albert Park and Sepang - but it's one I really enjoy and it suits my driving style quite well.

"I won the race last year and have only finished outside of the podium places twice, so the target is definitely to build on that and get back to the front."