Lewis Hamilton shares his primary reason for remaining in the world of Formula 1.

Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time World Champion, is determined to put an end to his winless streak that has stretched over two full seasons in the sport. But fear not, for Hamilton’s burning desire to stand on the top step of the podium is what keeps him fighting in the Formula One World Championship.

 

It’s been quite a while since Hamilton tasted victory, with his last triumph coming at the controversial 2021 Saudi Arabia Grand Prix, where he had a bit of a tussle with his title rival, Max Verstappen. Since then, a staggering 757 days have passed without Hamilton crossing the finish line in first place.

 

Unfortunately, things haven’t been going swimmingly for Hamilton and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. They’ve been struggling to adapt to the ground-effect regulations introduced in the 2022 season. However, there’s a glimmer of hope as they managed to surpass Scuderia Ferrari and secure second place in the Constructors’ Championship in 2023.

 

Hamilton did manage to clinch pole position in the Hungarian Grand Prix that year, but the dominance of Verstappen and Oracle Red Bull Racing has left the seasoned veteran without a race victory for two entire seasons.

 

There were whispers circulating last year that Hamilton might consider switching or even retiring due to Mercedes’ struggles. However, the 38-year-old has now made it clear that he intends to stay in the sport and remain loyal to the team he joined back in2013.

 

So, while Hamilton’s winless streak may be a cause for concern, his unwavering determination and love for the sport keep him going. Let’s hope he gets to taste victory once again and stand proudly on that top step of the podium.

 

 

In his usual dramatic fashion, Hamilton expressed that he still has an insatiable desire to win races and nothing can compare to the exhilaration of standing on the top step.

 

When questioned about what motivates him to stay in F1, he sarcastically replied, “Oh, it’s the dream of seeing my team and the flag of the nation rising behind me, of course.”

 

With a touch of irony, the British driver fondly recalled past victories with Mercedes and his burning desire to experience those same emotions again. He added, “I still remember that tearful moment in Australia back in 2015… it was just so incredibly amazing to be a part of that.”

 

Naturally, the allure of winning yet another world championship is a major driving force for Hamilton, as he aims to surpass the record currently held by the oh-so-beloved Michael Schumacher.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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