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Hamilton says winning is 'tall order'

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2012 | 12:00 AM

SHANGHAI, China (CMC):McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has admitted he will need something special if he is to win today's Chinese Grand Prix, after finishing seventh in final qualifying yesterday.

Hamilton, whose parental grandparents are from the Caribbean island of Grenada, had finished second behind pole-sitter Nico Rosberg of Mercedes, but incurred a grid penalty because of a gearbox change and dropped to the fourth row.

"I have a lot of work ahead of me. Just moving forward is what I'll be aiming for and obviously to finish the race. Then we'll just see what happens from there," said Hamilton.

"But to win is a tall order, so tomorrow the target is simply to get as many points as possible. If we happen to be in a position to win, even better. (That would be) a bonus."

Hamilton is a two-time winner in Shanghai GP after taking the 2008 event and again last year. On both occasions he had top-three spots in qualifying.