Lewis Hamilton says his second place on the grid is the 'best spot to start' due to Mexico's long straight into turn one as he gears up for another battle with his Mercedes team-mate Nico Roberg.

After recent fiery clashes into the first corner at the Japanese and United States Grands Prix the Mercedes pair look set to resume their fight after locking out the front row for the 13th time this season.

The three-time F1 World Champion missed out on pole by just less than two-tenths to Rosberg and despite leading proceedings at the end of Q2 the British driver has no complaints.

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"This weekend Nico's been quick, chipping away at it," Hamilton said. "There have been a couple of moments where the car has seemed pretty spectacular, but otherwise generally some areas I could improve both in my driving but also in the set-up.

"We have quite a different set-up this weekend so perhaps the avenue I went won't be the perfect one for the race but will be good for the race."

Hamilton believes the disadvantage of starting behind his team-mate will be less of a problem because of the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez's long straight into turn one which he says he will aim to use to his advantage.

"It's actually the best spot to start, second or third, because there's a long way down to turn one like Russia - I think it's longer than Russia," he explained. "I'm happy with my spot. The races have always proved to be quite good ones for me so I'm excited for tomorrow."


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107SS2009: Lulu, a contemptible and nasty person if ever there was one on the formula one grid. [\blockquote]

Just like Senna was back in the day