Hamilton draws line under Monza
|By Pablo Elizalde||Friday, September 17th 2010, 10:55 GMT|
Lewis Hamilton insists he has drawn a line under the Italian Grand Prix, saying he has moved on from the disappointment to focus on the next race in Singapore.
"I've already drawn a line under Monza. I've learnt from the experience and, while it was extremely disappointing, those things are sometimes what you need to sharpen your mind and raise your game and motivation at an extremely crucial time in the season," said Hamilton in a team preview.
The Briton admitted, however, that he is unsure about how strong his McLaren team will be given the characteristics of the Marina Bay circuit.
But Hamilton says the feedback from his engineers have made him positive about his prospects.
"It's difficult to say accurately how competitive we'll be in Singapore," he said. "If Monza most closely resembled a track like Canada, then Singapore is far closer to places like Monaco and Hungary, where we've struggled relative to the competition.
"But the engineers are positive that we've made some good progress, so I'm looking forward to getting out on track and sampling the changes for real.
"So I think we head into the weekend with renewed confidence following some positive tests and some developments in the wind tunnel. The race should give us a clearer indication of exactly where we stand as the championship closes down over the next five races, but I definitely want to score as many points as possible in this grand prix."