We'll rediscover winning formula, insists Hamilton

WORLD champion Lewis Hamilton believes it&rsquo;s only a matter of time before his McLaren team rediscovers its winning formula.<br /><br />The Surrey-based team have endured a dismal opening half of the F1 season, picking up just 13 points from the first eight races.<br /><br />But Hamilton, who lines up for this weekend&rsquo;s German Grand Prix a full 55 points behind fellow Brit Jenson Button in the championship race, is confident his McLaren team are making strides in the right direction.<br /><br />&ldquo;I&rsquo;d say that from every race we learn more and more,&rdquo; Hamilton said after a practice session at the Nurburgring yesterday. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re trying to focus on this year and understanding where the car&rsquo;s faults are and where we can make it better. It would be good if we had testing, but we don&rsquo;t. The race weekends are our three day tests and we learn more and more about it.&rdquo;<br /><br />While this season has been a learning curve in Hamilton&rsquo;s fledgling career, the 24-year-old is calling on his McLaren engineers to understand the reasons behind the underperforming car to take into next year&rsquo;s campaign.<br /><br />He added: &ldquo;If we understood it now we would fix it and we would be winning races, and we would have all the updates and everything by now. But we&rsquo;re not far away, I think, from understanding it. We&rsquo;ll just have to wait and see.<br /><br />&ldquo;I definitely don&rsquo;t want to take this year&rsquo;s car into next year&rsquo;s car, but we definitely need to understand where and why it went wrong, because from their understanding the car should have been good.&rdquo;