Hamilton 'feeling the fire' ahead of Hungarian GP


Lewis Hamilton is "feeling that fire" inside him as the Formula One world champion targets a third consecutive victory which would move him ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

Hamilton followed up his win in Austria by topping the podium in the British Grand Prix on home soil last time out and now trails Rosberg by just a solitary point.

The three-time world champion was sixth at the Hungaroring last year and worked his way from the back of the grid to take third in Budapest in 2014.

Hamilton is still on a high following his triumph at Silverstone and the Mercedes driver is optimistic of more success on Sunday.

The Englishman said: "It's a wonderful feeling, winning in front of your home crowd. I'm still buzzing from it now and looking forward to carrying those positive vibes into the next race weekend.

"Ever since the low of Barcelona I've been able to cultivate this really strong mental attitude and I'm really feeling that fire inside me right now. Of course, I have good days and bad days like everyone else.

"But whatever the case, I'm able to turn negatives into positives when it counts. I'm feeling fresh, feeling powerful and feeling confident heading to Hungary.

"It's a track that for some reason has always suited my style and I have incredible support there, so I can't wait to get to out on track.

"The past couple of years I haven't had the smoothest weekends in Budapest, of course. But I know I've got the pace, so I'm gunning to turn that around this time."