Motor racing: Hamilton ready to pick up where he left off
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (REUTERS) - This time last year Lewis Hamilton was surrounded by speculation, bombarded by questions about his future and seemingly dogged by controversy every step of the way.
At the Belgian Grand Prix on Thursday, the 2008 Formula One champion cut a very different figure - relaxed, at ease with his Mercedes team and untroubled by the rumours running wild elsewhere.
"As far as I can remember, this is the best I have felt going into the second half of the season," he told British reporters.
"I feel that I am able to focus more because I only have one thing to focus on and that's winning. Last year, I was having so many different things that I was thinking about." Hamilton arrived at Spa eager to pick up where he left off after winning in Hungary - the last race before the August break.