Latest Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has allegedly described the 2018 season as incredible for himself and the Mercedes team.
Hamilton has in the mean-time revealed that he has strange feeling following his fifth world title win on Sunday night.
As a result of his latest triumph, the British driver has now equalled Juan Manuel Fangio’s record of five victories.
The 33-year-old has thus emerged as only the third man in the history of F1 to clinch five world titles.
He now matches the feat of the Argentine legend, Manuel Fangio and two adrift of all-time record holder, Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton needed only to come seventh at Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix to become champion even if Sebastian Vettel had won.
But the German could manage to finish only in the second position behind the dominant Max Verstappen despite being valiant.
Hamilton chuckles a little and then says: “It has been an incredible season, that is mentally and physically for everyone in the team.
“On the drivers’ side, the mental side has been the key,” Hamilton went on.
“Ferrari were so strong at certain points of the year, that was particularly in the first half of the season.
“And we did not even know how it was going to end.
“But the best parts of the season was when we were on the back foot and it didn’t look great.
“We managed to claw our way back and collectively do a better job overall than their team and their driver.
“That is what has made the difference this year which is something the whole team can be really proud of.” He concluded.
Hamilton looking forward to breaking Schumacher’s all-time record
Latest Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has disclosed that he is already looking forward to breaking Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.
He has been breathing rarefied air for a while now but the Briton has sealed his greatest achievement so far.
That is with a fifth Formula 1 world championship, the overwhelming thought was just how much further he could go.
The 33-year-old is the equal second most successful driver in history and that is in terms of titles.
As a result of this, he has now drawn level with the Argentine Formula 1 legend, Juan Manuel Fangio.
Suddenly, the all-time record of Schumacher which is seven which for a while looked impregnable is within reach for the newest champion.
“This feels the proudest moment,” Hamilton said.
“And that is because we have not had the fastest car at the majority of the races.
“Yet, we have come away with more wins and pole positions than I could have hoped for.” He enthused.
“If you could see how tough it was for us in the beginning and even this year.
“We are still fighting those obstacles and still coming stronger and stronger each year.
“I feel like I’m still driving with that fierce fire I had when I was eight years old,” he added.
“So I will keep going until that goes, I’ve still got things to achieve, still so many targets, lots ahead.
“I am here for a few more years, so I am very much hoping I can at least get close.” The British driver concluded.