Lewis Hamilton is looking to put the relative disappointment of his British Grand Prix behind him with a stronger performance at the Nurburgring, a circuit that he has somewhat adopted as his second home.

Indeed, despite his stunning pole position that got the tens of thousands of fans cheering in the stands, Hamilton's third place was not the result many had hoped - or expected -, but he is confident of re-establishing his authority in Germany.

The Nurburgring circuit has been fond to Hamilton in the past, scoring a podium on his first visit during Formula 3 Euroseries in 2004, winning a race there in 2005 and then scoring a stunning double victory during GP2 last season.

As such, Hamilton is confident he can deliver in Germany and return to the top of the podium, not least because it will also act at Mercedes' home event.

"Despite having a mixed weekend at Silverstone, we still came away from the track with a good haul of points and I am now really looking forward to getting back to the N?rburgring," the championship leader said. "I had a great weekend there last year, taking my first double win of the year and I enjoy driving the track.

"In 2005 I also won one race there in F3; my team ASM was powered by Mercedes-Benz, and as a result the support from the crowd was fantastic. It will be great to race in front of them again, this time in the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 car.

"I am sure the grandstands are going to be packed. The track has a very mixed layout, probably with more slow corners than anything else, so you need good traction for the acceleration on the exit. Through the first sector of the track you can really make up time, the corners are very slow so with good balance and under braking you can find the time."



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