Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton says he's looking forward to the new F1 season, and that under new team Mercedes he hopes he can secure a second title. The 2008 world champion ended his 15 year association with Mclaren at the end of last season and said he was looking forward to working with his new teammates.
"I think this year is going to be an interesting year, it's going to be an interesting journey, learning and getting to know new people and working with new people is always a massive challenge, so that's first and foremost one of the biggest challenges I have. After that it's trying to succeed and trying to extract the most out of them and vice versa. But I think it's going to be a journey that we will enjoy."
Hamilton moved to the German team in the hope that under new engine rules due to be introduced in 2014 he will soon be behind a competitive car capable of making him a champion once more. The 28 year old acknowledged that for now, the challenge lied in trying to match last year's leading teams Red Bull, Ferrari and Mclaren.
"I live to win, that's what I work towards every year so that's what we're going to be working towards this year. Of course it's going to be tough to compete with, to beat, the guys who are already at the front, like the Red Bulls, the Ferrari's and the McLarens but I don't think it's impossible."
The new Formula One season starts in a couple of months' time, with the Australian Grand Prix on 17 March.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner