Lewis Hamilton has admitted he is still fighting for second place in the Formula One Constructors' Championship this year.
With virtually no chance of catching Sebastian Vettel in the race for the championship, the 2008 World Champion now wants to ensure that Mercedes can finish second to Red Bull, Vettel's team.
However, the driver conceded that for the team to achieve second place in the championship, they would first have to consistently beat current second-placed Ferrari, who are just one point ahead of Hamilton's team.
Quoted on Autosport, the driver said, "We are only one point behind Ferrari so we have to make sure in the next five races that we consistently beat them, second in the constructors' championship would be huge for us. So that is my goal, to do that for the team."
However, the driver also illustrated that he was keen to finish higher than his current 4th in the drivers' championship,
"As for me, I have fallen down to fourth in the drivers' championship, and I still feel we can get higher."
The former champion has struggled this season with race pace, despite managing to finish well in qualifying on a number of occasions.
He has managed to convert only one of his five pole positions into a victory - at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
With the significant regulation changes coming, the driver will be hoping that Mercedes can reign in the dominance of Red Bull next season.
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