F1: Lewis Hamilton many thanks Mercedes team immediately after sixth title gain
Lewis Hamilton suggests his hunger for achievement is undimmed following securing his sixth Method 1 drivers’ title.
The 34-12 months-outdated has celebrated his Mercedes team’s history-breaking sixth consecutive drivers’ and constructors’ championship double at their United kingdom bases.
Hamilton claimed he was “dwelling my aspiration” and that he “never in a million yrs believed I might get to 6”.
“We need to maintain pushing due to the fact I know we have more to do – more championships to earn, much more races to win,” he mentioned.
“I grew up seeing System 1 and I always desired to do one thing like Ayrton [Senna]. If I could get to F1, that’d be fantastic if I could get a few titles, that’d be incredible. And now we have doubled that – it is really unbelievable.”
Hamilton has two extra races to go right before the close of the time and he mentioned immediately after clinching the title at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, on Sunday that he was determined to do as effectively as possible in Brazil and Abu Dhabi, with a specific emphasis on qualifying, which he has stated is the just one place he is fewer than happy with this calendar year.
“In my head, I am just too aggressive,” he claimed in Austin. “So I am considering: ‘OK, we have received two a lot more races to go, how am I going to do a better position, how am I heading to boost in qualifying? There is certainly two a lot more qualifyings to check out and get pole, how am I likely to see if I can probably pull out a lap like I did in Singapore last year? How am I going to perform it that I can be at the entrance of both equally of those people?’
“I’m always just hunting to improve and I definitely appreciate getting in this sport. I am so grateful to this sport for providing me a everyday living and offering my daily life intent.”
Lewis Hamilton joined in the celebrations at Mercedes’ headquarters in Brixworth and Brackley
At the celebration party, held at the Mercedes engine foundation in Brixworth and then the F1 car headquarters in Brackley, each in Northamptonshire, Hamilton thanked the Mercedes group “for continuing to thrust just about every 12 months”.
Mercedes motorsport manager Toto Wolff, now the most thriving F1 workforce principal in background in conditions of winning consecutive championships, included: “I try to remember our to start with management off-web site meeting in 2013 where we set our targets on the wall – it was the initial time we wrote down ‘We want to fight for a championship’.
“But (then engineering director) Aldo Costa reported that we need to be much more bold and make it plural – championships.
“My first imagined was that that’s much too far-fetched. But we ended up placing it on the wall. And listed here we are, pretty much seven many years later on, possessing gained six double championships. I nonetheless pinch myself occasionally mainly because I can not really think it.”