The 34 year old Formula 1 racer of team Mercedes celebrated his record breaking sixth Consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championship double.
I am living my dream said Lewis Hamilton and he also added that he never in a million years thought he’d get to six.
“We must keep pushing because I know we have more to do – more championships to win, more races to win,” said Hamilton.
“I grew up watching Formula 1 and I always wanted to do something like Ayrton [Senna]. If I could get to F1, that’d be great; if I could get three titles, that’d be incredible. And now we’ve doubled that – it’s truly unbelievable.”
There are two more races to go in the season in which Hamilton has said after winning the title at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas on Sunday that he’s determined to qualify at Brazil and Abu Dhabi.
“In my mind, I’m just too competitive,” he said in Austin. “So I’m thinking: ‘OK, we’ve got two more races to go, how am I going to do a better job, how am I going to improve in qualifying? There’s two more qualifyings to try and get pole, how am I going to see if I can potentially pull out a lap like I did in Singapore last year? How am I going to work it that I can be at the front of both of those?’
“I’m always just looking to improve and I really love being in this sport. I’m so grateful to this sport for giving me a life and giving my life purpose.”
At the Mercedes celebration event held at Brixworth and then at the F1 car headquarters at Brackley both in Northamptonshire, Lewis Hamilton was very thankful to the Mercedes team for their continuous push every year.
Toto Wolff, the Mercedes Motorsport boss which is now the most successful F1 team principal in history when it comes to winning back to back championships said:
“I remember our first management off-site meeting in 2013 where we put our objectives on the wall – it was the first time we wrote down ‘We want to fight for a championship’.
“But (then engineering director) Aldo Costa said that we should be more ambitious and make it plural – championships.
“My first thought was that that’s too far-fetched. But we ended up putting it on the wall. And here we are, almost seven years later, having won six double championships. I still pinch myself sometimes because I can’t quite believe it.”
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