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Formula One: Hamilton eyes best chance for Malaysian win

Published on Mar 27, 2014 8:14 PM

SEPANG (AFP) - Lewis Hamilton on Thursday said he may have his best chance yet to finally win the Malaysian Grand Prix, despite a disappointing mechanical flop in Australia which left him trailing in the standings.

He said his Mercedes, which took him to pole position at the Formula One season-opener but then lasted just a few laps of the race, was the strongest he had brought to the Sepang circuit.

"I've had some good results here but obviously I haven't won here. So that's been the challenge every time I come," said Hamilton, who was second in 2007 and finished third last year and the year before.

"The goal is obviously to win, but this is perhaps the year that I've had the best car to be able to do so. So I'm hoping that we have a chance to capitalise on that."

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