Lewis Hamilton Not Taking Third Title For Granted
Even with a third world title and a place in history beckoning at this weekends United States Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton isn’t taking his Formula One crown for granted just yet.
“I’m going into this next race with the same approach I’ve had all year,” he insisted.
“I’ve learned from experience that nothing is ever done until it’s done in this sport.
“I won’t be taking anything for granted going into the weekend.”
Hamilton needs an outright win in Austin which would be his tenth of the season to become a three-time world champion and tie Sir Jackie Stewart’s 1973 British record.
It would also put him level with other giants of Formula One including his own personal hero Ayrton Senna.
If he can finish nine points ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and two points in front of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, he can achieve this.
Hamilton said: “There are four races left for me to get this championship tied up and as long as it’s done by the time I cross the line in Abu Dhabi that’s what really counts.”
The 30-year-old has won the United States Grand Prix three times in the past – the first at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2007 and then two of the most recent three outings at COTA.
“Austin is definitely one of the highlights of the year for me,” Hamilton said. “I love the States and spend a lot of time over there, so it’s a weekend I always look forward to.
“I’m excited to get out there, give my best – and if I can come away with a third Stetson hat that would be unbelievable!”
If Hamilton is unable to take the title in the US this weekend, there are still more opportunities for him to put the title in the bag.
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