Lewis Hamilton: “Winning is our lives”


World © Octane Photographic Ltd. Mercedes AMG Petronas – Lewis Hamilton (1st). Sunday 12th June 2016, F1 Canadian GP Parc Ferme, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada. Digital Ref :1593LB5D2368

Lewis Hamilton bagged his second win of the season and in succession at the Canadian Grand Prix last weekend, and is swiftly bringing down the gap between himself and Mercedes AMG PETRONAS team-mate Nico Rosberg in the title race.

The results of the last two races have given the Brit a huge boost in confidence, and with it the knowledge that any mountain, no matter how big it seems, is possible to climb for him and the Mercedes team!

“Last weekend was a really positive one for me. I felt strong on Friday, got the pole on Saturday and then just felt phenomenal in the car during the race. The balance was perfect and I had the speed whenever I needed it, which is everything you want as a driver.

“After the first five races, I could never have predicted I’d be back at the sharp end of the title fight so soon. But we’re starting to have cleaner weekends as a team and are showing real strength as a unit – coming through with results even when things aren’t perfect. That’s a big confidence boost for everyone. Winning is our lives – it’s what we work all day for and go to bed dreaming of.“

This weekend Hamilton has switched his focus firmly to the 2016 European Grand Prix, which returns to the calendar after a four year hiatus, but at a completely new destination – the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan. The Brit is looking forward to seeing what the new venue and track, has in store.

“Of course, there’s still a very long way to go and work to be done. From my side, there’s never been a doubt in my mind in terms of what I can do with this car and I’ve shown once again that I’m just as focused as ever. I can’t wait to get to Baku, experience another new country and see what we can do out on track”