Washington,(Xinhua/UNB) — An eighth-place finish or higher is all Lewis Hamilton requires at this weekend’s Formula One United States Grand Prix to secure a sixth world title that he reckons would be “pretty unreal”.
“I never thought I would have five titles. I’m already continuing to achieve dreams that I didn’t think I would have. I feel privileged to have the five I have. If I get the sixth, it would be pretty unreal,” Hamilton said on Thursday.
“Naturally, I’m going to be racing for more years. I want to win every year but it’s not always the case. Some people don’t even have one. I just have to be grateful for those I do have.
“I don’t think I have hit peak yet, so that’s comforting. I plan to continue to get stronger. Who knows what the future holds? I’ll be pushing more than ever in these following years,” the Mercedes driver added.
Should Hamilton win one of the last three races, he would equal his best season tally of 11. “Within the team, we often forget how many wins we have this year as we’re so focused on each race. We often forget how well the season has gone, as it’s felt so hard, but when you look at the numbers, it’s a good feeling when the hard work pays off. The guys collectively have worked harder than ever,” the British star said.
“Every year we try to get better, try to apply ourselves better, try to balance our energy levels better and make sure we communicate better through our meetings and then through our process so we deliver consistent results.
“It’s great to look at those results, as it reflects the improvements that we have made and then on top of that the consistency,” he added.UNB