Mercedes star and championship leader Lewis Hamilton says he is looking to set the record straight and clinch a crucial victory at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton is currently involved in a fierce battle with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel for the Drivers’ Championship and the Brit holds a 28-point lead over his title rival with six races remaining.
The 32-year-old clinched victory in Singapore last time out – his third successive win – and all the momentum is with him going into the final stretch of the season.
Next up on the F1 calendar is a trip to Sepang for the Malaysian Grand Prix and the Stevenage-born ace is aiming to make up for the disappointing result at the track in 2016.
Hamilton was dominating the field when his engine burst into flames on lap 43, ultimately ending his chances of winning the world title, and he wants to put these memories to bed.
“I really want to improve and redeem myself because last year we did not achieve a great result from my side here,” he told reporters at the Galeri Petronas.
It is set to be another interesting battle between Mercedes and Ferrari this weekend although there are suggestions Red Bull could also throw a spanner in the works due to their improving performances.
Hamilton, who has won in Malaysia once and finished on the podium another four times, is the 1.85 favourites to triumph on Sunday whilst Vettel is a 2.80 chance.
The second Silver Arrow of Valtteri Bottas is priced at 7.00, Kimi Raikkonen is a 21.00 shot for the Scuderia whilst the two Red Bull’s of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo are priced at 17.00 and 15.00 respectively.