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Hamilton bids to become the sixth

  • Reuters, Monaco
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  • Updated: May 24, 2012 03:22 IST

Lewis Hamilton has two pole positions and three podiums this year, but has yet to win his first race. Getty Images


Formula One will chalk up a notable first if Lewis Hamilton wins the Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday.

Never before has the glamour sport seen six different winners in the first six races of a season and McLaren's 2008 world champion has yet to open his 2012 victory account going into his favourite race.

Hamilton, winner in the Mediterranean principality in his title year, has every chance of standing on the top step of the podium as well as chalking up McLaren's 150th pole after being denied it in Barcelona due to a fuel error.

British bookies William Hill have the 27-year-old Briton as their 3-1 favourite, with double world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso at 5-1.

In this most unpredictable of seasons, with five different teams winning the first five races, anything could happen. "We are going into Monaco, something we've been very good at, we've won more Monacos than anyone else," said McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh.

 

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