Lewis Hamilton 'not concerned by Nico Rosberg deficit'

Lewis Hamilton is happy with his season so far, despite trailing Nico Rosberg in the race for the world title.

Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he is happy with his performances so far this season, despite two retirements handing teammate Nico Rosberg the lead in the Formula 1 drivers' standings.

The Briton trails by 22 points in the championship after failing to finish in Canada while Rosberg grabbed second place in Montreal.

However, Hamilton remains unconcerned by his run of results.

He told reporters: "At the moment, knowing we have a lot of races ahead of us, it's not concerning me too much."

"Of course if it was later on in the season and we were where we were it would be a little bit different.

"But in one sense it's comforting for me to know that I feel like I've done my optimum up until now, but there's still room for improvement. As a team also it's in some ways positive for us to know that we can still improve. If we were perfect then it wouldn't be fun for the rest of the year."

Hamilton will be racing for the first time at Austria's Red Bull Ring, which hasn't hosted a grand prix since 2002.

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes GP prepares to drive during practice for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix on March 14, 2014
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