Hamilton positive on world championship chances

Lewis Hamilton has said that he is positive about his chances of winning the Formula One world championship this year, as long as he can continue producing the form that has brought him so much success so far.

The young British driver has blazed a trail through the motorsport world in his maiden season, breaking records by finishing in a podium spot in each of his opening seven races and winning his last two.

He is now the youngest ever driver to lead the F1 world championship and holds a ten-point advantage over his McLaren teammate and reigning champion Fernando Alonso.

"I’ve had two wins already and I’m leading the championship by ten points, which is just unreal," the 22-year-old said.

"I’ve just got to enjoy it and we’ll see. If I’m consistent and keep on producing the same results as I’ve done so far then I think there is no reason why I couldn’t win the world championship."

Hamilton’s first season has not been without controversy, however, as he was reportedly ordered by McLaren to allow Alonso to win the Monaco Grand Prix, only for his teammate to suggest that the Englishman received preferential treatment from the team when he won the next race in Canada.

The championship leader dismissed speculation about unrest in the camp, however, saying the two drivers are "very supportive" of each other and attributing the stories to the media taking "certain things out of context".

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