Hamilton still backing McLaren
Lewis Hamilton has backed McLaren to provide him with a car capable of winning the Formula One drivers' crown this season.
The 27-year-old British driver has endured a frustrating start to the 2012 campaign having been let down by his team in the majority of the opening six races. As a result, Hamilton is surprisingly not one of the six different drivers to take the chequered flag in a record-breaking start to the year. However, the 2008 world champion, whose contract with McLaren will expire at the end of this season, still believes his team will turn things around for him and he is looking to be the seventh different race winner at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal this weekend. Hamilton, who is only 13 points behind Ferrari's Fernando Alonso at the top of the standings, said: "This is turning into a unique season - one where every race provides new challenges and different outcomes. "Even though everything hasn't gone right for us, I'm confident that myself and the team are doing everything we can to ensure we're in the best possible position to challenge for victory each and every weekend. "I know the results we all want will soon come to us. "I am doing everything I can to extract every 10th (of a second) from the car, and I know the guys at the track and men and women back at MTC (McLaren Technology Centre) are doing everything they can to give me a car that's worthy of winning. "We are still very much in the hunt for this world championship and I'm looking forward to bringing that fight to Montreal, which is one of my favourite races of the season."