Melbourne: McLaren's Lewis Hamilton on Thursday said he was looking forward to a "fresh start" in the new Formula One season after being hit by problems on and off the track last year.
The 27-year-old Briton said he was aiming for a more focused approach than 2011, when he was distracted by relationship problems with his pop-star girlfriend and also changed his management set-up.
"I feel great. I'm very happy to be here. I'm excited for the new season -- it's a fresh start," he said before this week's season-opener, the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.