Lewis Hamilton has reiterated Mercedes boss Toto Wolff's sentiments that the Barcelona clash with team-mate Nico Rosberg is in the past and is looking to return to winning ways at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The defending F1 world champion is currently enduring his longest winless streak since mid-2013, which has stretched to eight races after his first-lap Circuit de Catalunya crash with Rosberg, and is duly looking to strike back in Monte Carlo.

The British driver suffered a nightmare end to last year's Monaco Grand Prix when a miscalculated pit stop saw him drop from a certain win to third behind Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.

Hamilton's only victory at the principality came back in 2008 on his way to his maiden F1 world title with McLaren and he wants to put the disaster of Barcelona behind him with victory this weekend.

"Barcelona was the worst feeling but, like I always say, the true test is how you get back up when you've been knocked down," Hamilton said. "It was a tough moment for all of us after the race but it's now chapter closed and looking ahead to Monaco.

"It's an incredible feeling making a car dance through those streets, one of the purest thrills you can have in a racing car.

"I've not had the best run of results in Monaco in recent years - but last year showed I have the pace to do the job. It's always a different weekend to the rest, with the extra day, the boats in the harbour and sleeping at home; that makes it fun because the whole rhythm is something else to the rest of the season. I'm approaching this weekend with only one result in mind."

Hamilton's point-less outing at the Spanish Grand Prix saw him slip to third in the F1 drivers' standings behind Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen but remains 43 points of leader Rosberg.



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