Hamilton: I don’t really look at myself as a championship contender 25 July, 2013 Lewis Hamilton targeting a third victory in Hungary Although he does not fancy himself as a title contender Lewis Hamilton will be looking for his third consecutive pole position in a row at this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix, but more than anything he would like to score his first win as a Mercedes driver in what he expects to be a tough race. Speaking on the eve of the weekend in Budapest, Hamilton told reporters, “I don’t really look at myself as a championship contender at the moment, I’m fourth in the championship and as a team we are second in the Constructors’. But at the start of the season everyone was writing me off and then all of a sudden they changed their opinions and we’ve had some really good results due to the hard work we’ve been putting in.” “We’re not giving up, we’ve got to keep pushing, and we hope that we get some wins in the races coming, but it’s going to be tough,” added the 2008 world champion. “But I’m really pleased with how the season has gone so far, especially compared to where the team was last year, it’s a massive step-up.” Lewis Hamilton during the drivers press conference in Budapest Hamilton has won twice at Hungaroring, in 2007 and last year, but expects it to be tough going to take home a third winner’s trophy from the venue in Mogyoród. “It’s going to be tough weekend definitely, the conditions will not help, and plus we have not driven the new tyres,” predicted the Briton. Mercedes were banned from ther recent Silverstone test where rival teams sampled the new Pirelli tyres – a mix of 2012 and 2013 elements – which will be used in Hungary. “We’ve got some catching up to do, but that’s what we do best and we’ve just got to work as hard as we can to try to understand the tyres and put ourselves in the best possible place,” concluded Hamilton. (GP247) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsHamilton: There wasn’t a discussion after HungaryRosberg: Lewis didn’t let me by, obviously not goodHamilton: I am hired to be me and race my heart outMercedes: We will not punish LewisMercedes rethink team orders after Hungary fiascoMercedes: The call came out of panicHamilton: Very, very shocked to get order to let Nico passLauda: Lewis was right, the call was unnecessaryHamilton: It’s been a pretty crazy weekendMercedes: It was a difficult afternoon earlcee7 Go Lewis!!! lawl I’d like to watch lewis and sebastian trully fighting for a championship. KC Wow, pictures of Lewis where he’s NOT wearing shades! I’d almost forgotten what he looked like.