May 27 2010
Lewis Hamilton believes McLaren will rise to the occasion and help him bring an end to his winless drought.
Although Hamilton has stated on a few occasions this season his car is the best he has driven, he has yet to taste victory, unlike team-mate Jenson Button who has won twice and failure to take the chequered flag in Turkey this weekend will see the 25-year-old equal his worst run in F1 of 10 races without a win.
"With all the different things that have happened, it has been a bit of a lottery for me," said Hamilton. "But the spirits are still high within the team, and I know at the moment they want to win just as much as me."
He added: "Some people have won when it could have gone completely the other way for them, and unfortunately it has gone the other way for me.
"But at some stage during the year I'm sure it will improve because the car feels the best car to drive."
"It's just that there are so many completely competitive cars out there who have done that bit better than us."
Hamilton concedes, though, McLaren "have a bit of work to do to close the gap" to Red Bull after a dominant start to the season, and in particular Mark Webber's wins in the last two races in Spain and Monaco.
The 2008 world champion added: "They have some serious speed at the moment, and it's going to take a while to catch them.
"But we have had some good results coming from the wind tunnel and we're just waiting for that key part that will give us that switch, and then we'll be at front - no problems."