Despite the narrow deficit in the overall standings, Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton is “very satisfied” with his performance this season. “I’m even more focused than I’ve ever been,” said the British Mercedes driver in an interview published by the specialist magazine “Auto, Motor und Sport”.
At the same time, the 36-year-old mentioned the special challenges this year, when he wants to be the first driver to become world champion for the eighth time. “I noticed that this car is difficult to set up. Toto (Head of Mercedes Motorsport Toto Wolff, d. Red.) Used to call our car a diva. This car now is a monster diva, ”said Hamilton:“ In combination with the reduced training time, it makes the task very difficult to hit the right window. If you can’t do it, as a driver I can’t get the most out of it. “
In the end, Hamilton managed to do that again. With victories in Brazil and Qatar, the veteran moved up to eight points on front runner Max Verstappen (Red Bull Racing). “I know he’s a super fast driver. And it will certainly get faster and faster, the more mature it becomes over time. There’s no doubt about that, ”said Hamilton of the Dutchman.
The World Cup decision is now imminent. There are only two races left in Saudi Arabia (December 5th) and Abu Dhabi (December 12th).