McLaren must win all three remaining races. That’s the view of Lewis Hamilton who needs to make up a 28 point deficit to championship leader Mark Webber.
The Brit will start fourth for this weekend’s Korean Grand Prix, whilst team-mate Jenson Button will start back in seventh, but Hamilton is confident he and Button can gain places in the race.
“We need to win all [three] of them,” said Lewis. “That is what we are trying to do. We are not sitting here trying to get fourth place, we are trying to do the best job to get as high up as possible.
“The most important day is Sunday – Jenson has had some great races this year where he has come from a little bit further back and had some great first laps as well, so everything is possible. We have good starts this year, plus we are very fast on the straights, so we are in a strong position.”
The 2008 world champion says he won’t be making any silly moves to gain places after learning from past experiences. In Italy he retired on the first lap after colliding with Felipe Massa. It was a similar story in Singapore when he was hit by Mark Webber.
“I would definitely hope that I have learned from the experiences of the last few races.
“Definitely I won’t be making any silly aggressive or very opportunistic moves. If there is a clean opportunity in front of me and I can take it without problems and get by without damaging the car then I will definitely do that. But it is all about being in the right place at the right time.”