Hamilton says he has ‘fighting chance’ to end his early season misery in Monaco

May 23rd, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 23 (ANI): Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton reckons that he has a ‘fighting chance’ of bringing an end to his early season misery in Monaco.

Hamilton is confident his McLaren Mercedes will not be off the pace around the narrow streets of Monte Carlo where he triumphed last year.

He had the day off on Friday and heads into qualifying this afternoon having posted the second-fastest time in practice on Thursday.

Hamilton knows he will struggle on the faster sections of the track tomorrow, but reckons his MP4-24 will handle the slower corners better than his main rivals, The Sun reports.

The Herts-born racer, who has scored just nine points in five races, said: “I am doing everything I can to catch up a little bit but we just don’t have it in the car.”

“But in other areas we are able to do a bit better than the others. Fingers crossed that gives us a fighting chance. Driving Monaco is just a spectacular thing. You can never compare it to any other circuit you go to, or any other experience. It really is such a huge buzz, it feels amazing,” he said.

Hamilton’s first target is getting into top-10 grid shootout after qualifying only 14th at the last race in Spain.

“I definitely feel Q3 should be possible this weekend rather than how it was in Barcelona. When we get there we have to see how we do. In Monaco, the most important thing is to be as close to the front as possible, if not on the front row. But to beat the Brawns again will be tough,” he added. (ANI)

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