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Brazilian GP is an 'Achilles heel': Lewis Hamilton

IANS  |  Sao Paulo 

Newly crowned world champion has described the as his "Achilles heel" as he prepares for the penultimate race of the season at

The 33-year-old claimed his fifth at last month and is now focusing on securing the constructors' title for

Hamilton's only victory at the circuit came in 2016, though he claimed his first F1 title at the very track in 2008 when he finished fourth.

"It's one of the trickiest (races) of the season," Hamilton said while interacting with the mediapersons on Wednesday, reported.

"It's an Achilles heel ... The first year here was quite difficult but it has been improving over time. We still have two races to go and a championship at stake."

lead second-placed by 55 points and can secure their fifth straight drivers' and constructors' championship double if do not outscore them by more than 12 points in Sunday's race.

Meanwhile, Hamilton said he is looking forward to facing tougher competition next year from a host of young rivals, including, 22-year-old Pierre Gasly, his 21-year-old colleague and Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, 21.

"These are ... young rising stars that are already showing incredible potential," said Hamilton who became the youngest F1 champion when he took the 2008 title at the age of 23.

"I welcome the competition. Naturally I do see a little bit of myself in them. At their age I had the same kind of eye of the tiger. Now it is a little different for me, I am one of the older drivers.

"But I feel like I still have that hunger they are coming in with. Perhaps there are things that I will be able to bring to the table and that they won't."

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 07:54 IST
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