Found August 22, 2013 on
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...
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Lewis Hamilton must keep the pressure on Sebastian Vettel at the Belgian Grand Prix to maintain his slim title chances when the Formula One season resumes following its midseason break.
While Ferrari has slipped behind the pace in recent races, Mercedes is finally adding consistency to its undoubted speed to give Hamilton an outside shot at closing the gap on championship leader...
Lewis Hamilton surprised even himself after beating both Red Bull cars to secure his fourth consecutive pole position in a rain-soaked qualifying session at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.
The Mercedes driver is the first Briton since Damon Hill in 1995 to get four straight poles and has set himself up perfectly to keep the pressure on championship leader Sebastian Vettel, who...
Lewis Hamilton left it to the last second to beat Sebastian Vettel's time and secure his fourth straight pole position of the season at the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday.
In a frantic finish under heavy rain at Spa, the lead changed hands in a flurry of activity as first Nico Rosberg, Mark Webber and Vettel all beat each other's times, only for Hamilton to go fastest for...
Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time before his rear tire punctured in Friday's second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix.
The three-time defending Formula One champion had to stop with about 20 minutes of the session remaining when his right rear tire popped and the loose rubber flapped around as he made his way back to the pits.
The German had earlier clocked 1 minute...
Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in the third practice session at the Belgian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday.
The three-time defending Formula One champion beat Fernando Alonso's time late in the session to clock a best of 1 minute, 48.327 seconds, putting him .105 clear of the Spaniard and .206 ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.
Lewis Hamilton again...