F1: Lewis Hamilton aims for podium finish in Australia

The weekend sees the start of the new season

Tuesday 12 March 2013 23:30
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Lewis Hamilton says joining Mercedes means ‘I can spread my wings more'
Lewis Hamilton says joining Mercedes means ‘I can spread my wings more'

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he would happily accept third place if it were offered to him for this Sunday's season-opening grand prix in Australia.

The negativity that surrounded Mercedes earlier this year has been replaced by a more upbeat and positive attitude, although Hamilton is remaining realistic.

"Right now I'd definitely take third," he said. "But it would be wrong to say we don't want to win the championship this year."

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