Hamilton says controlled, consistent aggression was key in Nurburgring
|By Sam Tremayne||Sunday, July 24th 2011, 14:48 GMT|
Lewis Hamilton believes his aggressive style and reputation were key factors in a superb victory at the Nurburgring.
The Briton, who equaled Stirling Moss' record of 16 grands prix wins in Germany, said harnessing his typical aggression had helped him triumph over Fernando Alonso and Mark Webber as the trio remained locked in battle for the duration of the race.
"Driving lap after lap within tenths of each other was about real perfection," Hamilton said, "and with my aggressive style, I felt the moves I made were some of the most precise I have pulled in a while.
"Being able to drive with your head all the time and getting it just right is massively satisfying. I was in a good space, and days like this pay off more than you could imagine."
Hamilton said victory was made all the more special by the pressure he and McLaren have been under lately, but that both parties need to replicate such performance on a consistent basis.
"Every win is special, but with the emotion, effort and all the energy the team put into the car and the effort they put in, it just couldn't feel better.
"Coming into this weekend I said I would take it one race at a time. To win is massively positive for us, but there is a long way to go and it is about getting consistency.
"If I say something now it could be a disaster, as the next race is going to be very, very hard. We are back in the fight though, and I hope we can carry this forward and keep the momentum going."