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IN WORDS: Consistency the Key to Title Fight – Lewis

IN WORDS: Consistency the Key to Title Fight – Lewis

Lewis Hamilton says that consistency will be the key to his title challenge in the second half of the 2017 Formula 1 season.

'The goal is to lead the championship and stay in the lead'

As F1 reconvenes following the summer break, Lewis trails Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel by 14 points in the drivers' championship, with both drivers having won four races each this year.

For Lewis, it's important to maximise his output of points moving forward if he is to overhaul Vettel's lead in the standings.

"The goal is to lead the championship and stay in the lead," he said. "I want to be even more consistent than I already have been this year performance-wise - the top level for myself.

"Ferrari's consistency is going to be important. It's clear that at certain types of circuits our car works better and at others theirs works better.

'Not just consistent in finishing but consistently finishing ahead of them'

"It's about trying to minimise the losses if there are any losses in those scenarios. That's what everyone at the factory is working towards to make sure the car is perfect everywhere.

"Ferrari has been the most consistent this year that's why they are leading," he explained. "We have to make sure that we turn this around and that we are the most consistent.

"Not just consistent in finishing but consistently finishing ahead of them and outperforming them. That's really the goal now. That's what we are putting absolutely every bit of energy towards from my side."

'I'm here for blood. I'm here to win.'

Lewis admits he dropped points to Vettel in the opening part of the campaign, but wants to put that right, targeting a potential full-house of victories.

"Out of the 11 races so far there were probably a couple that could have been better performance-wise. I want the next nine to all be ten out of ten. That's my goal. It's important to win every single race from now on. I'm here to win.

"I'm here for blood. I'm here to win. I'm here to stay. It's strange you know when you are racing for so long. This is my 200th race. You think that maybe your passion or your desire to win would fade but it's stronger than ever. That's exciting for me."

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