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Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton looks to Florida heavens: It won't be easy

Starting the race from P13 on the grid, Lewis Hamilton is keen for the weather to play a role in the Miami Grand Prix, with the potential for mixed conditions forecast.

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Lewis Hamilton is hoping that rain will hit the Miami Grand Prix to make his race "a bit more exciting".

The Briton has had a challenging weekend so far at the Miami International Autodrome, with Mercedes slipping backwards despite topping the timesheets in Free Practice 1.

A difficult qualifying resulted in Hamilton failing to make it into Q3 and claiming P13 on the grid, while teammate George Russell starts from P6.

With the current weather forecast suggesting a chance of showers on Sunday, Hamilton is keen for this to play a role in the Grand Prix.

Hamilton hopeful of race in Miami

"I'm hoping that [the] Florida heavens are going to open and we're going to have some rain," Hamilton told media, including RacingNews365.com.

"I don't know how lucky I'll be, but the rain would make it a little bit more exciting."

Currently sitting P4 in the Drivers' standings on 48 points, Hamilton is targetting another points finish in Miami.

"They've shortened the DRS [zones] this year so the overtaking might be worse, like it was in the last race, but I think I set the car up in a fairly decent place," the seven-time World Champion added.

"It's not going to be easy to overtake the cars ahead of me, but maybe on strategy [I can] progress, and try and get into the top 10."

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