The 28-year-old told Sky Sports News: "This is definitely one that I would love to win. The first sector is the most challenging and critical, but the Red Bull has been the quickest there over the last four years and I anticipate that they will be the quickest there again.
"But I hope that our strong showing in the second sector at Korea will correlate here. So fingers crossed. We'll see, but I hope that we can give the Red Bulls a close race.
"I haven't given up. We just need a weekend to go our way. I've not had any good races here and I really hope that this will be a new start for me here."
Hamilton is currently in fourth position in the drivers' standings.