Cape Town - Lewis Hamilton has pinpointed his fifth British Grand Prix
win as the turning point in his season after becoming World Championship leader
for the first time in 2017.
The Brit has won three out of the last four races and opened
up a three-point lead to title rival Sebastian Vettel and has registered
back-to-back victories - the first driver to complete this particular feat this
"It's been a real constant search and battle for
perfection to overhaul Ferrari," Hamilton told reporters.
"Silverstone was a real empowering weekend and it kind
of sparked a forest fire within me and that's hopefully reflecting in my
"These last few races have been very solid. I felt more
heart and passion within myself, I have found more in myself in the last three
or four races."
Hamilton also revealed that his confidence has also come
from all areas of the team striving to do their best to bring home both titles
again this year.
“[Monza was] just an exceptional weekend from the team,” he
added to Channel 4.
“This team has really just shown, these past two weeks, such
strength collectively. We had the bosses in Italy from Daimler, from Mercedes,
from Petronas who are so heavily involved.
“For me it’s really inspiring to see that they’re so
involved and so keen for us to be the best, because that gives me confidence
that it can continue for many years to come.
“There’s just no fault through any part of the team in terms
of really understanding the car and squeezing every bit of juice out of this
thing. That’s why you saw that pace. We’ve got to make sure we continue to do
that these next races.”