Lewis Hamilton "feeling confident" ahead of Italian Grand Prix

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton says that he is confident ahead of this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he is feeling "confident" ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, despite struggling for pace during this afternoon's practice.

The Mercedes driver had been quickest this morning, but was almost a second slower than Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in P2 on Monza.

The 2008 world champion told Sky Sports News: "The car felt good. The Red Bull looks quick, but generally our car felt good so I'll have to sit and try to understand where we can go quicker because generally I felt I was right on the limit everywhere and the car felt well balanced. So whether we have too much wing, we will have to wait and see."

He later added on Twitter: "Car feels good here today at Monza. Bit of work to do tonight but we are feeling confident and competitive."

The 28-year-old has started the last four grands prix from pole position.

Lewis Hamilton gives the thumbs up after securing pole postion in qualifying for the Belgium GP on August 24, 2013
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