Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is often viewed as one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. He is the reigning world champion and is currently aiming for his eighth world title. He is currently leading his rival Max Verstappen from Red Bull by three points in the 2021 drivers’ championship.
However, Hamilton has announced that title wins will no longer encourage him to continue in Formula 1. If he wins the upcoming Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, he will be the first driver to win 100 Formula 1 races.
Lewis Hamilton won his first Formula 1 race in 2007 while driving for McLaren
As reported by GP fans, Hamilton answered a few questions ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix at Circuit Zandvoort. When asked about his addiction to winning races, the 36-year-old replied:
“I don’t think winning is addicting. Maybe when you are younger you hunt all the time, and of course that is what we hunt. But I think it’s what’s going on in the background that people don’t necessarily get to see. It’s that refinement, that sense of emotion that you have with everyone on your team, both on the track and in the factory. “
“It’s quite a long-distance relationship with the people in the factory because there are so many and of course you don’t see them all the time, but you’re all in the same boat and rowing in the same direction of travel and then seeing the happiness on people’s faces if you have the success – this is probably the part that is contagious and something I hunt the most.
About his successful racing career, Hamilton said:
“Never expected or thought we would have the success we did, but when you look at the group I work with, it’s no surprise. The energy in the team when you look at HPP [High-Performance Powertrains]What they have been able to achieve overall this time, and continuously year after year, has been truly inspiring to see.
“We all had to keep playing our A-Game and that is the exciting thing about this sport. Every year there is a new challenge and technology advances and we were at the forefront of it. Of course, I feel really grateful.”
Before Hamilton won the drivers’ championship six times with Mercedes in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, Hamilton won his first world title with McLaren in only his second season as a Formula 1 driver in 2008. He is currently fighting for his eighth world title against Max Verstappen, who reduced Hamilton’s lead to three points by winning the rainy Belgian Grand Prix on August 29th.