Lewis Hamilton has said that even he can't believe how well he has done so far, since making his Formula 1 debut back in March at the season opening, Australian Grand Prix.

Speaking to British tabloid newspaper, The Sun, the McLaren-Mercedes man added that he has exceeded his own aims for the first three races, following three successive podium finishes, something that has never before been achieved in F1 by a rookie.

"With Formula One, you definitely don't expect or think you can be there straight away," he told the 'paper. "But you do have to set high goals and I have gone past those goals and done better.

"You have to pinch yourself every now and then to bring yourself back down to earth. It is pretty cool when you're the first rookie to do this and so on.

"I'm just privileged to be in F1 though. Ten years ago, I couldn't have imagined it and now I am here with the best drivers in the world. It is amazing.

"My life is not normal, that's for sure. But when I get into the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-22, I get a great buzz - and that is what I have been working towards."

Asked when he will take his first win in Formula 1, the 2006 GP2 champion, added that while he is not sure when it will happen, he does believe it is just a matter of time.

"I don't know when I'll win, soon I hope. I am working hard to achieve that but this is my first season. I have to learn as much as I can, do the best that I can," he continued.

"However I think it is just a matter of time. I'm working extremely hard. I am learning every day, every time I arrive at the track.

"I know I have a tremendous amount of support from the media and the fans - and I am very grateful for that - but I have to just get on with the job."

 

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