Lewis Hamilton wants to win Austrian GP for real this time

AP , Thursday 18 Jun 2015

Britain's Lewis Hamilton (Photo: AP)

Lewis Hamilton would love to win the Austrian Grand Prix for real this time.

The race was always one of his favorites when he grew up playing video games, but when he drove on the Red Bull Ring circuit for the first time last year he had some trouble.

The British driver qualified in ninth place before roaring back through the field to finish a commendable second behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg.

Hamilton, who leads Rosberg by 17 points after seven races, intends to go one better this weekend and seal a fifth win of the season.

He says ''it's a big challenge for me and something I'm excited about,'' adding ''I grew up playing computer games with this track.''

The Austrian GP returned last year after an 11-year gap.

 (For more sports news and updates, follow Ahram Online Sports on Twitter at @AO_Sports and on Facebook at AhramOnlineSports.)

Short link: