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Hamilton Targetting Monaco Win – Hoping New Helmet Will Bring Him Luck

Lewis Hamilton is hoping that he can repeat his win of 2008 in this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix.

The British driver, who won the title in the same season as he won the Monaco event is looking to strike a victory on a season which has been so far dominated by Red Bull Racing with patchy moments of brilliance from Ferrari and his own McLaren Mercedes team.

Hamilton, who says Monaco is his “favourite race circuit” is hoping that a new helmet design will bring him the luck needed to win.  The Briton has in the passed had diamonds encrusted onto his tin, following an agreement between Steinmetz and the McLaren team but this year the former champion says he will be using a whole new design for the first time.

“I’ll be wearing a specially-painted helmet for the occasion,” said Hamilton. “When you see it you’ll know why I’ll be hoping for it to swing the odds in my favour.”

“I love the Monaco circuit,” added Hamilton. “It’s the greatest track in Formula One, and my victory there in 2008 is still probably my best win in Formula One, and one of the greatest moments in my career. It was an incredible day.

“In 2008 it was wet, and looking at the week ahead, the weather also looks extremely unpredictable, with heavy rain forecast for much of the week. Even if it doesn’t rain on the Sunday, the possibility of heavily disrupted practice and qualifying sessions means we’ll probably go into the race with a chance of one of the most exciting and unpredictable Monaco Grands Prix for many years.”

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