"It's not really any different", says Hamilton on eve of 1,000th GP

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Published on April 10, 2019 - Duration: 01:17s

"It's not really any different", says Hamilton on eve of 1,000th GP

Lewis Hamilton says he is in China "to do a job" and is not concerned with Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix milestone 1000th race


"It's not really any different", says Hamilton on eve of 1,000th GP

SHOWS: SHANGHAI, CHINA (APRIL 10, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

MERCEDES DRIVERS LEWIS HAMILTON AND VALTTERI BOTTAS LOOKING AT A DEMONSTRATION RACING CAR 2.

DEMONSTRATION RACING CAR ON LEWIS'S HAND 3.

LEWIS HAMILTON 4.

LEWIS HAMILTON TAKING SELFIE ON STAGE 5.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MERCEDES DRIVERS LEWIS HAMILTON, SAYING: "It's not really any different to any other race to me.

We are here to do a job and of course it's a milestone for the sport but that's really kind of it." 6.

LEWIS HAMILTON TAKING ANOTHER SELFIE 7.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MERCEDES DRIVERS VALTTERI BOTTAS, SAYING: "We saw the second race already, it's so competitive now, Ferrari's super-strong.

I think we won the race in Bahrain by reliability, not by speed, but in this sport, you need both.

I expect the Chinese Grand Prix to be a tough battle with Ferrari, I think they are super-strong, they are very quick, we are also working hard to improve our package." 8.

LEWIS HAMILTON SITTING STORY: Five-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said that the 1,000th Grand Prix this weekend is "not really any different to any other race".

Speaking at a media event in Shanghai on Wednesday (April 10), the Briton said that while he appreciated the race was a "milestone", he was in China "to do a job".

Reigning world champion Hamilton has been more successful than anyone in history at the Chinese Grand Prix and will be aiming to win the race for a sixth time.

Team mate Valtteri Bottas of Finland, who leads Hamilton by one point in the standings after winning the opener in Australia, said that Ferrari are "super-strong" this year.

Frenchman Charles Leclerc was on course to win the Bahrain Grand Prix last week, but a loss of power in his Ferrari allowed Hamilton and Bottas to overtake him.

This Sunday (April 15) will be the fifteenth edition of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Nine of those 15 Grand Prix have been won from pole.

(Production: Xihao Jiang, Martin Pollard, Mike Brock)

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