Hamilton aiming for another U.S. win

By Jim Vertuno, AP, 17 November 2012
© AP Photo/Luca Bruno

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton won the last United States Grand Prix in 2007. He'd love to grab another victory in its return.

He's also tired of Sebastian Vettel christening all the new tracks in recent years with victories for Red Bull.

"I really would love to (win). Sebastian has a lot of wins on the new circuits. I hope I can get at least one," Hamilton said on Saturday after nearly knocking Vettel off pole position in qualifying.

Hamilton will start second on Sunday. He acknowledged a love affair with the U.S., starting with his victory in Indianapolis five years ago.

"I think it's the people, the way of life here. The weather is fantastic," Hamilton said. "I came here this weekend. ... I won the last U.S. Grand Prix, and I want it so bad."

Although the 2008 world champion will switch to Mercedes next season, Hamilton said he'd work hard for McLaren to help the team in the constructor's championship. Red Bull leads, trailed by Ferrari and McLaren.

If he can help push McLaren into second, "I will be very happy with that," Hamilton said.

 

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