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Sport Hamilton remains focused despite record-equalling seventh title

23:25  26 november  2020
23:25  26 november  2020 Source:   msn.com

Hamilton poised to clinch seventh title and set up contract talks

  Hamilton poised to clinch seventh title and set up contract talks Lewis Hamilton can seal a record-equalling seventh drivers' world title, position himself to be "best of the best" and set up long-awaited negotiations for a new Mercedes contract at this weekend's Turkish Grand Prix. Hamilton departed the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola earlier this month with an enigmatic suggestion, after his record-increasing 93rd win had secured Mercedes' unparalleled seventh consecutive constructors' championship, thatThe Briton needs only to prevent his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas outscoring him by eight points to retain his crown and, in the eyes of many including former Ferrari rival Felipe Massa, move on to become the most successful in F1 history.

a record - equaling seventh world title on Sunday the Briton said he still had plenty left to achieve but also equaled Michael Schumacher's tally of seven world titles , the one remaining record of the Lewis Hamilton equals Michael Schumacher's record of seven world titles . In an Instagram post

Lewis Hamilton secured a record - equalling seventh Formula One world title on Sunday after winning the Turkish Grand Prix and then warned pretenders to his crown “I’m only just getting started!” After a momentous drive from sixth on the grid in wet and treacherous conditions, the Briton matched Michael

Lewis Hamilton revealed on Thursday that he feels he has not yet processed the impact of his achievement in claiming a record-equalling seventh title to become F1’s most successful driver.

a baseball player holding a bat: Lewis Hamilton revealed on Thursday that he feels he has not yet processed the impact of his achievement in claiming a record-equalling seventh title to become F1’s most successful driver © Mario RENZI Lewis Hamilton revealed on Thursday that he feels he has not yet processed the impact of his achievement in claiming a record-equalling seventh title to become F1’s most successful driver

The 35-year-old Mercedes driver pulled level with Michael Schumacher when he secured his seventh title and his sixth in seven years with a momentous win at the Turkish Grand Prix two weeks ago.

He said, however, that he felt just as fired up to win the three season-ending races in the Middle East after ‘switching off’ and relaxing since that triumph.

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Hamilton , who has equaled a record many thought was untouchable when Schumacher won his seventh title in 2004, received congratulatory Ahead of the Turkish Grand Prix, Hamilton said campaigning for equal rights had made him "much prouder" than the prospect of a seventh world title.

Lewis Hamilton secured a record - equalling seventh Formula One world title on Sunday after winning the Turkish Grand Prix and then warned pretenders to his crown "I'm only just getting started!" After a momentous drive from sixth on the grid, the Briton matched Michael Schumacher's haul of drivers'

“It's in my DNA,” he told reporters. “It's how I’m wired. I just love that challenge. We're coming into three races where the pressure is different, but the focus is too.

“It's about getting the best performances out of these weekends, but it's also how can we extract a little bit more?

“How can we learn more from these weekends, almost using them as test races, so that we can apply what we learn in these three particularly, and what we've learned this year, into next year's car?”

Hamilton said he had used the respite from constant pressure to allow him to re-charge for the final races.“I've generally just switched off,” he said.

“It's been really bad in the sense that I've got a lot of messages and I'm trying to catch up now.”


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Lewis Hamilton moved to within striking range of a record - equalling seventh world championship after winning the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. He is 85 points clear of Bottas with just 104 remaining . Hamilton ’s Mercedes team also wrapped up their seventh consecutive constructors’

How Lewis Hamilton made history with record - equalling seventh F1 title and what happens next Lewis Hamilton has won a record - equalling seventh Formula One world title But it's likely Hamilton will continue to rewrite the Formula One record books

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He also revealed that ‘the dream’ of racing for Ferrari “just wasn’t meant to be”.

Hamilton admitted he spoke to Ferrari president John Elkann last year, but never felt he was ready to leave Mercedes with whom he is expected to re-sign for the future before the end of this season.

“I was never close at all to leaving my team," he said. "I think it's only right that as drivers and as people when you're looking at your next phases and committing to periods of time in your life, you have to analyse what your options are -- and make sure you have done your due diligence and have the pros and cons.

“I don't necessarily know that our values are aligned and timing-wise, it just wasn't meant to be. I'm not bothered by it. I'm so proud and grateful for the journey that I have with Mercedes.”

Hamilton also pointed out that his points advantage ahead of team-mate Valtteri Bottas in this year’s title race had been exaggerated by the Finn’s bad luck.

He said Bottas had become stronger each year. "You've seen this year that while yes, the points gap now is where it is, if you look at a lot of the qualifying, it was the smallest of margins.

“So closing the gap in qualifying, he has done already, which has made it quite challenging… If you look at race weekends, it has been so close. Valtteri has been unfortunate this year with reliability issues so that makes the gap look bigger than it is.”

Hamilton added: “I think you've got to remember who he's driving up against – it's not easy being my team-mate, but he comes in weekend in, weekend out, with just the same mentality.

“He's never moaning or complaining that something is wrong with the car. It's always just - 'I've got to do a better job'…. Mentally, he’s one of the strongest drivers here.”

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