Hamiton taking nothing for granted
Lewis Hamilton says he is not getting ahead of himself after moving into the lead in the F1 Drivers' Championship on Sunday.
The 2008 world champion recorded his third successive third-place finish at the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on Sunday, to go above team-mate Jenson Button in the standings, as German Nico Rosberg claimed his maiden Grand Prix victory.
Despite finishing second in qualifying, Hamilton started the race seventh on the grid after being demoted following the decision by he and his team made to change his gearbox.
This meant that he needed to ensure he made a fast start to the race and he quickly moved through the field, only losing ground on the second round of pit-stops.
However, despite his sluggish finish, his early boldness was rewarded with a place on the podium, a result that sees him go top of the standings.
After a number of inconsistent seasons, the Brit insists he won't be taking anything for granted and is now looking to kick on during the rest of the season.
"It's been a long time since I've lead the championship," Hamilton told BBC Sport. "It's a nice feeling."
"I won't take it for granted," added Hamilton. "I'm happy to have moved forward. That was the goal, that was the aim."