Hard work will pay off - Hamilton
McLaren ace Lewis Hamilton is confident that he will come good this season after his points finish at the Spanish Grand Prix.
The 27-year-old had looked primed to take the chequered flag in Barcelona after recording the fastest lap in qualifying but found himself at the rear of the field after breaking a fuel rule. Hamilton was forced to change his tactics for the lowest grid slot possible as the team sought damage limitation, but he pulled out all the stops to make a two-stop strategy work and finish in eighth place, collecting four points. Defending champion Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso finished second and sixth respectively to share top spot in the championship on 61 points, with Hamilton in third place, eight points behind. "Looking at the bigger picture, I can't really complain because despite the setbacks I've had this season I'm still only eight points behind the leader of the championship," Hamilton said. "The team has been working extremely hard and our car is quick, so when things go right I think we'll be in a great position - and it'll come to us before too long." The drivers will now turn their attention to the French Riviera for the Monaco Grand Prix on May 27.