Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton poised to seize F1 championship lead

The triple world champion trails Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg by just one point after a sensational fourth win of the season two weeks ago in his home British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Hamilton, who also won the race before that in Austria, surfed the Silverstone crowd in jubilation and will be hoping the wave of momentum building up behind his title defence carries him back to the top.

a�?Ever since the low of Barcelona Ia��ve been able to cultivate this really strong mental attitude and Ia��m really feeling that fire inside me right now,a�? said Hamilton, who trailed Rosberg by 43 points after the pair collided and crashed out on the first lap in Maya��s Spanish Grand Prix.

a�?Ia��m feeling fresh, feeling powerful and feeling confident heading to Hungary. Ita��s a track that for some reason has always suited my style and I have incredible support there.a�?

Hamilton has won four times at the 4.3-km long Hungaroring circuit, outside Budapest, including his first victory for Mercedes in 2013.

Another win for the 31-year-old at the halfway stage of the championship would be more than any driver has managed in Hungary. Hamilton and seven-times world champion Michael Schumacher currently hold the record.

Rosberg, who dropped from second to third in Silverstone after a post-race penalty for breaching radio rules, will be determined to deny him that honour. – Reuters