Lewis Hamilton has turned to his Playstation as he bids to get his season back on track by making history in the United States.

    The McLaren driver hopes to become the first person to win at the new £250million Circuit of the Americas when the Formula 1 bandwagon rolls into Texas this weekend.

    The 5.5km track in Austin has only recently been completed, meaning drivers are yet to test themselves against the 20 turns and handful of straights.

    It's only a game: Lewis Hamilton has been getting some unusual practice ahead of the US grand prix at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas

    Hamilton, therefore, has been brushing up on his knowledge with the help of his computer games console.

    The 27-year-old said in The Sun: 'I've only driven the track on the PS3 and simulator, but I think its going to be a track that drivers enjoy. I'm looking to be the first grand prix winner there.'

    The race on November 18 is the first time a grand prix to be held in the United States for five years, when Hamilton won in Indianapolis.

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    And it is with those happy memories still fresh in his mind that the Briton hopes to end a miserable run of form that has seen him forced to retire with a fuel-pressure problem twice in the last five races.

    He added: 'It's crazy to think the last US grand prix was five years ago. It's a race I still remember like yesterday. I took my second grand prix win in the space of a week.

    'Those were incredible times and I'm made up we're going back to the States.'

    Daily Mail