London: Lewis Hamilton has targeted total domination of this weekend's British Grand Prix as he bids for a hat-trick of victories in front of his expectant home crowd.
The reigning world champion, who holds a 10-point lead over Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg heading into Sunday's ninth round of the season at Silverstone, won last year's race after starting from sixth.
He also triumphed in 2008, this time from fourth on the grid, as he turned in one of the most emphatic displays by a British driver in recent times, blitzing his competitors in the rain-hit race.
Hamilton, who will emulate his great hero Ayrton Senna should he go on to claim a third world title, has never completed a perfect weekend — that of pole position, win and fastest lap — at Silverstone.
But the 30-year-old, who has started from pole in seven of the eight races this year, is keen for that to change this weekend. "I might have seven chances at the British Grand Prix left — it seems like a lot, but it isn't," said Hamilton said.
"They are very precious opportunities, each and every single one of them, so when you lose out on one, the feeling to come back and do it again the following year is even greater.
I won last year but I didn't get pole, so it wasn't a perfect weekend. I don't know whether I have had a weekend where I have really dominated it. And this year that has really been the target."
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