Lewis Hamilton says that he is looking forward to "getting my head back into gear" over the Formula One mid-season break.

11280 - Hamilton looks forward to break

Hamilton was in superb form to win the German Grand Prix, but followed it up with a costly spin and rash tyre choice in Hungary last weekend to turn a likely win in to fourth place. With his team-mate Jenson Button going on to secure victory in the tricky conditions, Hamilton took responsibility for his errors and said it was a good time to get away.

"It was a shame we didn't get a one-two, but that was really my fault. Sorry for the team we didn't," Hamilton told Sporting Life."I'm disappointed with myself, but it's holiday now and I'm going to go and have some fun. I'm relaxed, relieved. I'm looking forward to going away after what was a tricky race and getting my head back into gear. I need to have a think about what went wrong, a mistake on the track and other things, but at least the team got some good points."

Hamilton also praised his McLaren team for the recent improvements which have seen it close up on early-season pace-setters Red Bull.

"The team have done a fantastic job to get us where we are. For me and Jenson to both be the most competitive at the weekend I think is a fantastic way to go into the break. I still feel like I let the team down a little, but we'll bounce back at the next race."