Lewis Hamilton has been training hard during Formula One's midseason break. His goal is clear: He wants to catch leader Sebastian Vettel with nine races left.
Hamilton, who won from the front at the Hungarian Grand Prix last month, begins his work at Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix, where he will be looking to secure his fourth consecutive pole position. The Mercedes driver is fourth overall and has 48 points to make up on Vettel, the three-time defending champion.
Hamilton usually spends the midseason break relaxing but this time he chose to increase his training regime and has not given up hope of repeating his 2008 title.
''There's still a long way to go in the championship so nothing's impossible,'' Hamilton said. ''I feel good in myself, coming here knowing I have a car I can fight with.
''I've been training really hard over the break, which has been a lot different to the last six years,'' he added. ''The last six years I've taken it as a real holiday. I just fancied doing som...