Hamilton heads to the world's most famous track for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix in buoyant mood after a stirring drive in Istanbul nine days ago where he finished second and is now within seven points of championship leader and reigning world champion Kimi Raikkonen.
"It is the grand prix every driver wants to win," said the 23-year-old. "In some corners it is almost a guess. You are guessing where the car should be, hoping you are in the right place, relying on your instinct and memory."
He added: "You have the history all around, you can just feel it, and the atmosphere is fantastic.
"Being a street circuit it is very exciting to drive, there is no room for any error all weekend.
"You are on the limit the whole time. There are no long straights where you have a moment to think.
"It is so tight and narrow, and when you consider how quick you are driving it is unreal.
"But to be quick you need to use every centimetre of the circuit, this even includes touching the barriers at some points.
"You are hitting some corners at 180mph. As you are braking down you know there is no run-off area, you can't see the exit.
"All you can see is directly what is in front of you, probably about 50 metres."