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Hamilton Capable of Better

Lewis Hamilton believes he has not won as many races this season as his form in qualifying would suggest he should have.

The reigning world drivers’ champion has claimed six race victories so far this campaign and he currently holds a 28-point advantage over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in the title race.

The 30-year-old won impressively last time out in Belgium to consolidate his lead at the top and he has now qualified in pole position for 10 of the 11 races so far this season, with the only exception coming at the Spanish Grand Prix in May.

The Brit however is disappointed that he has not turned his domination in qualifying into more race victories and he is targeting a much higher conversion rate during the final eight races of the campaign.

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“I don’t particularly remember as good as year as this in qualifying. Belgium was an incredibly positive feeling to be able to perform the way I did,” he said, referring to his qualifying performance.

“I don’t think this year’s races have reflected my actual pace, or performance between qualifying and my pole positions so I need to convert more poles to wins. That’s my goal now.”

The teams return to race action next week for the Italian Grand Prix and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza holds fond memories for Hamilton, who will be searching for his third win in four years at the venue.

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