Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton insists he is happy with his start to the 2017 campaign despite having only claimed one race win.

Hamilton happy with start

Hamilton happy with start

The Silver Arrows have been the dominant force on the F1 grid for the last three years, with some inter-team battles in the absence of a challenge from elsewhere.

However, Ferrari have emerged as strong contenders in 2017 and Sebastian Vettel currently leads the Drivers’ Championship, with two race victories giving him a 13-point lead over second-placed Hamilton after four races.

Hamilton has picked up two second-place finishes as well as claiming the chequered flag in China while he had to settle for fourth last time out in Russia.

The Brit insists he is not concerned about the current standings as he feels there is plenty of time to close the gap.

Hamilton said: "I don't think about it, I'm not thinking about all of that right now.

"There's still a long way to go, second in the championship, so it's not the end of the world but of course we need to recover the pace that I had previously."