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I'm driving better than ever - Hamilton

ESPN Staff
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Lewis Hamilton has only four races left for McLaren before he switches to Mercedes in 2013 © Sutton Images
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Lewis Hamilton believes he has "been driving better than ever recently" despite his championship hopes being all but ended in Korea.

Having struggled to tenth place in Korea due to a rear anti-roll bar failure, Hamilton is now 62 points behind championship leader Sebastian Vettel with four races left. Looking ahead to the Indian Grand Prix, Hamilton believes he is coming in to the race in good form and can score a better result than the seventh place he managed in 2011.

"I didn't have a particularly tidy weekend [in India] last year," Hamilton said. "But I feel I've been driving better than ever recently - even if the results haven't quite shown it - so I'm headed to India determined for another good result. I think we'll have a car that's a match for the circuit and I can't wait to get out there and start practicing on Friday."

Hamilton also had praise for the circuit in India, saying it stands out compared to many other new tracks on the calendar.

"Most modern tracks have a very similar feel; you find that the same driving style and rhythm suits them all. But the Buddh International Circuit is different: it has more in common with a great track like Spa than it does with any number of the more modern places we visit. And that's because it's got an incredible flow - basically, from Turn Four, a wide-apex right-hander that sweeps downhill, the track is just a series of fast, rolling curves which really allow you to put the car absolutely on the limit."