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Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix [Picture: Daimler AG/Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton heads to the 2016 German Grand Prix buoyed by winning the Hungarian GP – and having overtaken Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg in the title race.

Lewis Hamilton clutches the trophy after winning the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone [Picture: Wolfgang Wilhelm / Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is “feeling confident” ahead of the 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend.

Lewis Hamilton on track at Silverstone  [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won a rain-hit 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone in front of his adoring home fans.

Lewis Hamilton after claiming pole position for the 2016 British Grand Prix at Silverstone [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position in qualifying for the 2016 British Grand Prix with a record-breaking lap at Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton on track at Silverstone ahead of the 2016 British Grand Prix [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest on the first day of practice at Silverstone ahead of qualifying for the 2016 British Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on track in Baku [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton finished fifth in Baku as Nico Rosberg won the 2016 European Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on track in Baku [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed into the wall in qualifying for the 2016 European Grand Prix and will start from 10th place on the grid in Baku.

Lewis Hamilton at the 2016 European Grand Prix in Baku [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest in practice for the 2016 European Grand Prix in Baku.

Lewis Hamilton on the podium after winning the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benx / Daimler AG]

Canadian Grand Prix winner Lewis Hamilton dedicated his Montreal master class to boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton won a nail-biting 2016 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

Lewis Hamilton qualified on pole position for the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will start the 2016 Canadian Grand Prix from pole position in Montreal after going fastest in qualifying.

Mercedes Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton, Jane Gurney, chief executive officer of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust, paramedic Adam Carr, Dr Ben Clarke, and Maria Alexander, head of fundraising at EHAAT, receive the suit in December 2015

Motor racing fans are being encouraged to bid for Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton’s racing suit to raise funds for the Herts Air Ambulance.

Lewis Hamilton with Justin Bieber after winning the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton motored to his 44th career victory in the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix – and was congratulated afterwards by Justin Bieber.

Lewis Hamilton driving around the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix street circuit [Picture: Sean Ramsell]

Jubilant Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a storming drive to win the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton in qualifying for the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

World Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton was lost for words after more car trouble cost him the chance to snatch pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on track in practice for the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz / Daimler AG]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton had the edge over Mercedes rival Nico Rosberg in practice for the 2016 Monaco Grand Price on an eventful opening day in Monte Carlo.

Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton before their first lap crash in the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg both escaped punishment for the crash that forced the two Mercedes drivers out of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix on the opening lap.

Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton crashed out of the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix after colliding with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.

Lewis Hamilton celebrates claiming pole position at the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton snatched pole position in qualifying for the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix after a “magic” lap.

Lewis Hamilton in Barcelona for the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Struggling Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton still has work to do ahead of qualifying for the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton on track at the 2016 Russian Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton battled from 10th place on the grid to finish second in the 2016 Russian Grand Prix at Sochi as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg made it a magnificent seven victories in a row.

Lewis Hamilton at the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton put on a brave face after losing further ground on title rival Nico Rosberg following a dramatic 2016 Chinese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton finished seventh in the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton trailed home seventh in the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix in a damaged Mercedes as Nico Rosberg completed a hat-trick of victories this season.

Lewis Hamilton didn't record a timed lap in qualifying for the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton will start the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix from the back of the grid after Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg claimed pole position in Shanghai qualifying.

Lewis Hamilton in Shanghai for the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton goes in qualifying for the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix knowing he faces a five-place grid penalty.

Lewis Hamilton ahead of the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was only fourth fastest in practice ahead of the 2016 Chinese Grand Prix.

Lewis Hamilton finished third in the 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix [Picture: Mercedes-Benz]

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton salvaged third place from an exciting 2016 Bahrain Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg made it two wins from the season’s opening two races.

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