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McLaren's luck will change - Hamilton

ESPN Staff
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Lewis Hamilton maintained a positive outlook after his qualifying exclusion and recovered to finish eighth © Sutton Images

Having had to climb through the field from the back of the grid in Spain, Lewis Hamilton expects McLaren's luck to change this season.

Initially on pole position, Hamilton was excluded from qualifying after he failed to make it back to the pits at the end of the session under his own steam. It transpired that an error by a team member had led to fuel being taken out of the car instead of added ahead of his final run and the team then advised him to stop on track. Hamilton admitted that the errors were preventing him from currently leading the championship but said his focus was on recovering from this position.

"I'm not looking at the bigger picture at the moment, I'm just looking at the season, and I want to win the world championship," Hamilton is quoted by the Daily Mail. "Of course, these last five races with the situations I've been in has not helped. We could have a healthy lead in the championship right now if we had capitalised on the performance we've had in qualifying."

Despite the errors made by the team, Hamilton reaffirmed his belief that McLaren would get it right later in the season to match his current performances.

"We've just been unfortunate, and at some stage things will come together for our team and we'll get the points we deserve. That's bound to happen at some stage. At least I can say I was happy with my race. It shows the strength within the team, and shows that I'm on form."