Hamilton ready for any challenge after Silverstone hat-trick


Lewis Hamilton says he is growing with the Mercedes car and is ready to meet the challenge of any driver as he bids to win a fourth Formula One world title.

Hamilton eased to victory in a British Grand Prix that saw the start impacted by a torrential downpour on Sunday, winning by a comfortable margin from team-mate Nico Rosberg.

It marked the Briton's third win in succession at his home race and leaves him just four points behind championship leader Rosberg.

That margin could be trimmed to one if Rosberg is penalised for instructions given to him via radio when the German was suffering from gearbox problems late in the race. 

Speaking to Sky Sports, Hamilton said: "In terms of my race craft, that's always been with me, I'm growing with the car, learning more about the car, comfortable with myself, that also reflects in my performance.

"I don't mind who I have to go up against, I'm ready."

Hamilton once trailed Rosberg by 43 points after difficult start to the campaign and said of his current gap to his team-mate: "That's kind of crazy, it's been tough.

"There was a point where I'm 43 points behind and scraping rock bottom, somehow through fan messages, family, friends, faith I've continued to push.

"We're getting closer, he [Rosberg] has had a pretty good year to be honest, which hopefully requires me to have a simpler year in terms of issues going forward."