London, Apr. 3 (ANI): British Formula One star Lewis Hamilton seems to have shrugged off bitter memories of the Australian Grand prix after making a storming start in Malaysia this weekend.
The 25-year-old McLaren driver, who dominated the two practice sessions on the Sepang racing track, confirmed that the taste of victory was sweet indeed.
"I'm feeling good. Winning good. I've been in Malaysia since Monday, pretty much relaxing. I did a bit of sailing and some canoeing. I'm happy," The Sun quoted Hamilton, as saying.
In Australia, he was caught up in a row with his team after they called him in for an extra pit-stop that wrecked his chance of a podium finish.
Hamilton expressed his disappointment with an X-rated rant at his team.
But now he insists: "I've had a good beginning to this week. I am trying to move on. I cannot be stuck in the past. I am so passionate about the racing. My heart was seriously so into it and my adrenalin sky-rocketed."
The 2008 world champion goes into tomorrow's third round of the new 19-race season trailing Ferrari star Fernando Alonso by 14 points.
"I had the pace in the race last weekend at least. And having a race like that lifts you up after a tough weekend overall," he said.
Hamilton, who finished seventh in last year's grand prix, reckons his superior fitness will tell as temperatures in the cockpit rocket to 50 degrees.
"When it rains here it doesn't just have a little shower, it pours down. You simply can't see in this stuff. Just the splashes of the rain on the floor creates a spray you can't see through. Imagine hitting that at 200mph," he said.
"The heat here is a great part. It's a serious challenge to hydrate yourself enough.It is a serious test of your fitness and there will be some guys not as fit as others," he added. (ANI)