Formula - 1: No games, I'm here to win: Hamilton

Formula - 1: No games, I'm here to win: Hamilton

Formula - 1: No games, I'm here to win: Hamilton

Reinvigorated by his August break, and smitten by his first visit to Cuba, Hamilton said he was ready for anything and determined to raise his game.

"We need to keep on working, as normal, and improve things for tomorrow and hopefully we'll be stronger", said Raikkonen, a four-times victor in Belgium.

He won six races that season, a total second to only his total of seven victories in the 2005 season when he drove for McLaren and finished in 2nd place in the championship standings. I am here to win.

"I have been racing so long, you would think your passion, your desire to win, would fade, but it is stronger than ever and that is exciting for me".

When quizzed if Vettel could jump ship and join him at Mercedes, Hamilton said: "I know he doesn't want to be my team-mate".

Vettel leads Hamilton in their close-fought title race by 14 points heading into Sunday's race. "When you can exploit your auto in a way nobody thought you could, that is incredible". "You have to try a number of techniques, change a bunch of settings".

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"There have been so many awesome moments over these 10 years", Hamilton, 32, added. "I don't remember every race, there have been so many wonderful moments over these 10 years", he said.

The venue has played host to many great races over the years, and is well-loved by all of the Grand Prix drivers.

He definitely sounds ready to take it to Vettel.

The following year he made amends by securing the first of his three championships after overtaking Timo Glock on the final corner of the final lap of a thrilling season-concluding race in Brazil. Then Hamilton topped them all with a 1:44.753.

"They looked very strong", said Vettel. "I take a lot of inspiration from Serena (Williams), (Roger) Federer and (Valentino) Rossi".

With Vettel catapulting himself back into the title picture this season, rumours abound that another British-German duel could be on the cards for next season.

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Nobody will be taking anything for granted, however, after Ferrari's one-two win in Budapest at the end of July. Hamilton equalling Schumacher's record is the big story, of course.

Vettel has acknowledged Ferrari will be on the back foot in Spa.

Mercedes and Ferrari mix things up on the front two rows again.

Last year's race will be remembered for Kevin Magnussen's huge accident at the top of Eau Rouge which brought out the red flags and caused a lengthy delay, but, remarkably, he walked away with only a few bruises.

The F1 circus has touched down in Spa ahead of the Belgian GP this weekend with Hamilton desperate to claw back the three points that he surrendered by giving up third place to his teammate Vatteri Bottas.

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