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Lewis Hamilton looking "to do better" in Bahrain Grand Prix

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton admitted he is hoping "to do better" in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix after failing to make it three consecutive pole-positions.

Hamilton was beaten to the front of the grid by his team-mate Nico Rosberg, who now has five poles in his career, matching the number of his father, Keke Rosberg.

But Lewis, who has deep history with his team-mate Nico, was happy for the current championship leader.

He told Sky Sports F1: "Nico did a great job and happy for the team that we get the front-row and I'll try to do better tomorrow.

"My first lap was okay, it wasn't too bad, and then the second I just locked up into Turn One and didn't have another chance."

Lewis has recently revealed how much he is enjoying driving the Mercedes car and he again expressed his satisfaction with the situation he has found himself in.

"It is an incredible feeling. I don't really know what to say."

Hamilton's decision to move from McLaren to Mercedes had originally been questioned but he has been fully justified, particularly with the strength of the team this year.

"As I keep saying every weekend, I came to this team and for it to have grown so much and for us to be so competitive is an incredible feeling."

The 29-year-old raised concerns about the condition of the tyres during the race saying, "Tyre degradation is going to be a big issue here, it always is."

But if controlled, there is nothing stopping him from challenging Rosberg for the victory and adding to his win in Malaysia.

Nico Rosberg told BBC reporters of how much he is relishing the challenge of fighting toe-to-toe with the 2008 World Champion.

"It's a great battle we have internally and we are both pushing each other all the time, everybody is stepping it up and for the team it's a great thing at the moment and it's always tough against him, of course."

It should be a thrilling battle between the pair, meanwhile Williams' driver Valtteri Bottas will be starting third, benefiting from Daniel Ricciardo's ten-place grid penalty, with Force India's Sergio Perez fourth.

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