Hamilton ready for Japan challenge

Hamilton ready for Japan challenge

Lewis Hamilton is seeking a third successive Japan GP victory but he claims he still struggles on the Suzuka Circuit.

The Mercedes star finished behind team-mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg in both practice sessions on Friday but he is confident he can take maximum points in the race itself.

Hamilton has won the last two Japanese GPs but he believes the Suzuka Circuit is one of his weaker tracks.

"Honestly, even though I’ve won here twice, this is not up in the top of my best tracks even though I love it,” he said, as reported by PlanetF1.

"I'm just not the quickest here for some reason but it’s something I’m working at, and [in FP2] I was obviously a lot closer so it’s just one step at a time and at the same time we are adjusting the car but there’s just little bits here and there in different corners, apexes, turning points, braking point.

"It’s a beautiful, beautiful track and getting the right flow and the right balance and utilising the tyres as well. But my Saturdays, if it’s drier, are usually a little bit better than my Fridays so hopefully tomorrow will be better.

"We didn’t have any problems on the car and just worked away on set-up. A bit like the last Friday that we had in Sepang, it's been a strong day, consistent. We’ve got a lot of data so we have to analyse and to work overnight but it’s a good start.”

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