Hamilton sure McLaren will be strong

Fri, 21 Oct 11:55:00 2011

Lewis Hamilton believes his McLaren team will be competitive in all the remaining races of the 2011 season.

McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain drinks during the second practice session of the South Korean F1 Grand Prix - 0

The team has been strong in recent events, with Hamilton ending Red Bull's run of pole positions in last weekend's Korean Grand Prix before finishing in second place to Sebastian Vettel.

Speaking ahead of the Indian Grand Prix, Hamilton said he sees no reason why McLaren can't fight for victory again next week.

"It's too early to say, but I think we're set to be competitive at all of the final three races," said Hamilton.

"We were quick at Singapore, Japan and Korea - and I think the pattern at the front has sort of settled down now as we reach the end of the season.

"I think we have a car that can be quick anywhere, so I'd like to think we'd be in the hunt again next weekend."

Team-mate Jenson Button, the winner of the Japanese Grand Prix less than two weeks ago, said he is targeting more victories before the end of the season.

"Our car's been pretty competitive recently and we'd like to win more races before the end of the season," added Button.

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