He is 17 points clear ahead of Sebastian Vettel after winning the German GP.Vettel crashed out of the lead in Germany in the difficult late stages of the race when it was raining and the drivers were using slick tyres.
Hamilton said: “The pressures are huge. The demands and the desires of myself and Sebastian are higher than ever.
“The pressure is higher than ever. I am not fazed by it. I am excited by it.”
Hamilton, who said his drive to victory from 14th on the grid was one of the greatest of his career, said: “I do take a lot of pride in being a perfectionist and not making mistakes. With the pressure we are under, I really work hard to position myself mentally and physically that I am the last to crack. It is not easy but I am happy with where it is right now.”
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