Hamilton planning to attack Turkish GP

10 October 2021 01:55:04 GMTPlus11
Lewis Hamilton vows to attack

Lewis Hamilton has warned those ahead of him for the start of Sunday's Turkish Grand Prix that he will be taking an aggressive approach to the race.

Hamilton is 11/4 to win Sunday's race starting from 11th, while Valtteri Bottas is 5/2 having inherited pole position from his Mercedes teammate. Red Bull's Max Verstappen is 6/5 starting from second.

Grid penalty for Hamilton

The reigning world champion went fastest in qualifying on Saturday but won't start from the front of the grid after being handed a 10-place penalty for breaching engine regulations.

My eyes are solely set on winning the race.

Lewis Hamilton

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Verstappen enters the weekend two points behind Hamilton in the Drivers' championships but fears it will be tough to keep his British rival behind him due to a lack of pace in his car.

Team boss Christian Horner has echoed his top driver's sentiments, believing Hamilton is in the best form he's shown so far this season.

Hamilton eyeing chequered flag

Hamilton took his 100th Grand Prix victory last time out in Russia and is hungry for win number 101 as he plots his path through the field come race day.

"My eyes are solely set on winning the race which will be very hard from 11th. But not impossible," Hamilton told Sky Sports.

"Don't know what the weather will do so it's staying on my toes and making sure we'll deliver maximum attack tomorrow

"Tomorrow will be difficult but I will give it everything. It is not the easiest overtaking at the moment and we are all on the same tyres.

"I imagine it will be difficult to move up."

Further down the grid, Ferrari's Charles Leclerc set the fourth-fastest time, just ahead of Alpha Tauri's Pierre Gasly and Alpine's Fernando Alonso.

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