Lewis Hamilton is under no allusions that winning his home Grand Prix would be a massive boost as he battles to get his championship back on track.
The British ace has come under heavy fire in the press lately following his pit-lane collision with Kimi Raikkonen in Canada and his lacklustre race in France.
But speaking to his adoring home fans at the Brooklands Double Twelve Motoring festival today, Hamilton said that he is intent on putting these results behind him and getting the best of himself.
“The best way to deal with all that stuff is just to continue to performing well and that’s something that I’ve really worked so hard to do,” he told the crowd.
“You know, I’m training all the time, focussing, re-focussing after bad events, and you’ve just got to keep on going, just keep on pushing. It’s not the end of the day.”
Hamilton, who was unable to stop Kimi Raikkonen romping to victory at Silverstone last year, admits that winning his home Grand Prix would be fantastic for him and his fans.
“For sure it would be the best thing for us, for the country, for my team, for me and my family; to win the Silverstone grand prix would be amazing.”
Hamilton completed a productive three-day test at Silverstone this week ahead of next week’s premier event. The McLaren driver set a searing pace in his revised and upgraded MP4-23, but he warned against a straightforward charge to the top step of the podium at the Northamptonshire track.
“Bear in mind its going to be a very very close race,” he emphasised. “The test went really well last week but I’m not going to get ahead of myself, I think its going to be a tough weekend.”