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Hamilton 'determined' to win in Brazil

ESPNF1 Staff
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Lewis Hamilton is looking for back-to-back victories after winning in Abu Dhabi © Sutton Images

Lewis Hamilton says that his victory in Abu Dhabi has made him "even more determined" to win the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix.

Hamilton's triumph at the Yas Marina Circuit was his first since the German Grand Prix in July, and came after a run of poor form attributed to problems in his personal life. Looking ahead to the final race of the season Hamilton said that he wants to end the season on a high, and is preparing himself to the potential unknown of wet weather.

"Winning in Abu Dhabi last week was a fantastic feeling, and it's made me even more determined to finish the 2011 season with a victory," Hamilton said. "It would be great to go into the winter off the back of another win, so that'll be my aim next weekend.

"It's rare for there to be a straightforward race at Interlagos - particularly if the weather plays a role. I hear it's been raining heavily in Sao Paulo at the moment - if it rains on Sunday, anything could happen."

Having won been involved in two championship deciders at Interlagos in the past, and in contention for the title last year, Hamilton said that the fact that both championships were already decided would not have a negative effect on the race.

"This year, with both titles already wrapped up, I want to enjoy myself: and I think we have the car to once again make a difference - we'll pick up where we left off in Abu Dhabi, I hope. I think we're all set for a great end to the 2011 championship: Interlagos is a fantastic circuit, one of the best on the calendar, and I think the combination of KERS Hybrid and DRS, plus the possibility of wet weather, mean we're all set for a fascinating race."