Far from feeling the pressure of heading into the final race of his rookie season with the chance to be crowned 2007 Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton claims he is instead 'excited' about the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Brit is currently four points up on Fernando Alonso, as well as seven points ahead of title outsider Kimi Raikkonen, and he will start ahead of both drivers in second place following qualifying at Interlagos.

Another circuit he hasn't visited before, Hamilton nonetheless proved his credentials of being a quick learner by proving fast over the course of the weekend, culminating in him qualifying on the front row of the grid.

He is now 'buzzing' ahead of the race, not least because he is delighted to see some British flags in the crowd from fans who have made the substantial trip across the world to potentially celebrate the title with him.

"I've not reached that point yet, and I'm just buzzing, I'm really buzzing. I'm really excited, I feel very relaxed, the car feels great underneath me, I love the circuit and the food here in Brazil is great and the fans are extremely enthusiastic. I've seen quite a few British flags out there, so I'm very very happy to see that we've got some support."

Hamilton was also shrugging off the pressure that came with McLaren's tyre error that garnered a fine rather than a grid penalty, claiming he is just getting his head down and doing the job in hand.

"It's nothing to do with pressure. It wasn't me. I sit in the car and I do what I'm told and but that was just... we made a slight mistake there but that's the way it goes. But we got a fine, fortunately I didn't have to pay for it but we've come in today, we've got the pace. I feel very confident for tomorrow and I really hope the weather's good and we can continue and have a good weekend."

 

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