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Hamilton eager to put disastrous 2007 Chinese GP behind him

There's one surefire way Lewis Hamilton can erase all the bad memories from the disastrous 2007 Chinese Grand Prix: He can win Sunday in Shanghai and wrap up the Formula One world drivers' championship, writes Dan Knutson.

Updated: October 17, 2008, 3:58 PM ET
By Dan Knutson | Special to ESPN.com

SHANGHAI, China -- Lewis Hamilton does not have nightmares about last year's Chinese Grand Prix, where his world championship hopes took a mighty tumble as he slid into a gravel trap.

"No, not really," he said when asked if last year's fiasco still haunts him. "Sometimes I've been on YouTube and seen a video clip or a picture of me in the gravel last year and thought, 'Damn! That shouldn't have happened.'

"But it was a learning mistake. I can still move ...

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