Lewis Hamilton: “There’s still a lot of points available…”

Not surprisingly perhaps Lewis Hamilton says he wants to move on from the Spa controversy and focus on the rest of the 2014 season.

Hamilton and team mate Nico Rosberg both met the F1 media today for the first time since the Belgian GP.

“I’m really excited about moving forward,” he said. “I feel energetic, I had a good couple of days break last week, so excited to be here, this is one of my favourite circuits so I hope that we can have a good weekend.

“I know it’s something you all want to talk about but after the race it was important to really try and move forwards and that’s really what I’m focussing on. What’s happened in the past is in the past and it is what it is. I’m excited to get back in the car. I have seven races, there’s still a lot of points available and so that’s my focus.”

Asked about issues of trust with his team mate he said: “I think I already said everything in the press release. Trust is a big word and it’s not something I would particularly apply to racing on the track. Naturally, me and Nico have been racing for a long time and I think we have set a good foundation a long, long time ago so that’s what we work from.”

Lewis was also asked about whether or not the Mercedes garage was now divided, with key people taking sides.

“I don’t know if that’s the case. We have a very professional team and yeah I mean they just want to win. So they’ll be working as hard as they can. Also the guys working in the garage work collectively for the pit stops. That thought doesn’t even cross my mind. I think the guys will be working flat out this weekend. They know we have the chance to have one-twos and to win the championship for both the Drivers and the Constructors and I think they will giving it their all.
Hamilton also denied that he had but a halt to any negotiations for 2016 and beyond.
“Well, I haven’t said that I was freezing anything. We’re constantly talking with the team – but I think at the moment the priority is to win the championship. I still have a contract for a whole other year on top of this one, so there is no rush. But I do want to say that I see my future with Mercedes. I’m really happy there.”

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