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Jun 20, 2012 at 01:10pm IST

European Grand Prix: Hamilton desperate to win

London: McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton has said he will not take much from his victory at the Canadian Grand Prix unless he follows it up with success at this weekend’s European Grand Prix. The 27-year-old Briton became the seventh winner in the first seven races of the season in an unprecedented display of parity on the F1 circuit last Sunday, but has just a two-point lead over Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso.

“My win in Montreal was obviously an extremely satisfying moment for me – but actually, it does very little to alter things in the world championship,” Hamilton was quoted as saying in The Sun. “I’m only two points ahead of Fernando – which is nothing, particularly when there are a handful of really strong drivers all separated by a couple of points.

“Secondly, the intensity of this year’s championship means there’s so little breathing space. We may have won in Canada, but there’s an enormous amount of pressure to keep racking up good results at every Grand Prix. I think that consistency, rather than individual strong results, will be the key to winning this world championship, so we need to back it up in Valencia with another strong result.

European GP: Hamilton desperate to win

The McLaren driver sits just two points ahead of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

“I’ll be heading to Valencia feeling super-motivated to get another result and maintain my momentum.”