Lewis Hamilton is a force to be reckoned with and after his 262nd appearance on the Formula 1 world stage this weekend, the UK-born driver cemented his position as one of the best racers out there. Despite a turbulent start at the Portugal Grand Prix which saw Hamilton dip behind the crowd of contenders, the Mercedes driver hustled for 66 laps to secure his 92nd win.
In turn, Hamilton also broke the world record for most wins, previously held by German Ferrari and Mercedes racer, Michael Schumacher. Speaking to reporters following the race, Lewis Hamilton said, “I feel fantastic. Very humbled. Very difficult to explain the feeling. I feel young, I feel energised. And, of course, I’m very grateful. I’m constantly thinking of the guys I’m working with.”
To the legends before me, thank you for paving the way 🙏🏾 https://t.co/u9hIcdKz2j
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) October 25, 2020
Despite his longstanding experience however, Hamilton admits the nerves are definitely still there. “The crazy thing about this is that I would have thought I would get used to things,” Hamilton explained. “But I was getting ready, getting my helmet on in the garage today [and there were] nerves, uncertainty. Have I remembered my strategy? Have I remembered my switch settings? All these different things you go through and it’s still terrifying.”
Despite rising COVID-19 cases throughout Europe, Formula 1 will return to Italy next for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix from October 31 to November 1.