Lewis Hamilton: “The moment you give up is the moment you lose”


Lewis Hamilton - Credit: Octane Photographic Ltd

Lewis Hamilton will continue to fight for the World Driver’s Championship despite it being out of his hands, starting this weekend at the Mexican Grand Prix at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez.

The Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team driver sits twenty-six points behind team-mate Nico Rosberg with three rounds of the season remaining, and although his team-mate only needs to finish second in every race to clinch the title, Hamilton is eager to make him earn the title.

“It was great to finally get that 50th win after a couple of tough weekends,” said Hamilton. “I’ve just continued to keep a positive frame of mind, avoid dwelling on the past, work and train hard and I knew eventually the result would come.

“The moment you give up is the moment you lose. I’ve never been one to give up and I don’t plan on starting now. There are still plenty of points available and anything is possible.”

Hamilton finished second a year ago in the first Mexican Grand Prix since 1992, and is looking to go one better this weekend in front of passionate fans at the Mexico City circuit.

“Next up it’s Mexico, which was a great experience last time out,” said Hamilton. “It’s crazy how slippery the circuit is with the altitude giving you so little downforce from the car. It’s a big challenge, so even though last year’s race was a bit frustrating for me, I actually had a lot of fun out there. I’m looking forward to giving it another go and hopefully going one better this time.

“On top of that, it has to be one of the best crowds I’ve ever seen. There are so many people with so much energy and excitement for the sport in Mexico. The stands were full even on Friday, which was really good to see.

“I saw a few Mexican flags with my name on them in Austin which was awesome, so hopefully those guys will be there to give me that extra lift this weekend too.”