After failing to finish in Australia, Lewis Hamilton believes his victory in Malaysia last week will ‘kick-start’ his season.
Although Mercedes were in dominant form throughout pre-season testing and the season-opener in Australia, where Hamilton qualified on pole, he was forced to retire early in the race and watched on as his team-mate Nico Rosberg claimed the victory at Albert Park.
Hamilton responded well to that setback and led the Malaysian Grand Prix last week from start to finish, while Rosberg finished a distant second.
Speaking to crash.net ahead of this week’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Hamilton noted that his victory last week had given him the confident he needed, even though he is already 18 points behind Rosberg in the Drivers’ Championship.
“It was great to kick-start my season with a win in Malaysia,” Hamilton told crash.net.