Lewis Hamilton makes ‘zero meaning’ claim

Lewis Hamilton finished the 2022 season without a win for the first time in his long and illustrious career.

Lewis Hamilton has broken a plethora of records over the course of his Formula 1 career, boasting the most wins, most points and most pole positions amidst a load of other impressive statistics.

One personal record that Hamilton did not want to break last season was the fact that he has won a race in every single season of his career, however following a disastrous start to the new era of F1 with Mercedes, the seven-time world champion was unable to win a single Grand Prix in 2022.

Hamilton’s teammate did manage to taste victory in 2020 despite the shortcomings of the W13, winning in Brazil while the 37-year-old was forced to settle for second place.

While many drivers are obsessed with statistics and records, Hamilton has claimed that they are not some of things that he will care about at the end of his career.

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“I have had a pretty amazing 15 years, I am just living in gratitude. In 20 years’ time, I am not going to be whining about whether or not I won a race every single year,” claimed Hamilton.

“I will be thinking of the championships. I will be looking back and thinking how fortunate I was to work with great people, the success we had, the trials and tribulations.

“Those are the things I will be looking back on and I will not be whining about whether or not I won one race every season, or being the youngest. All these records will have zero meaning to me.

“It is more the journey, the times with the great people, the great friendships I have made, and the values that I have tried to stick to,” he concluded.

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With the winter break well underway, some Mercedes fans may be slightly concerned by the fact that Hamilton is yet to sign a contract extension with Mercedes, despite promising that he would do so earlier this year.

Team principal Toto Wolff has reassured fans that the 37-year-old will remain with the Silver Arrows in 2023, claiming that Hamilton’s contract extension is a formality, however it is just far down on his to-do list for the off season.

Hamilton has previously claimed that he had no intention to race into his 40’s, however the heartbreak of 2021 and the failures of 2022 have given the seven-time world champion an extra level of motivation to continue to hunt for an eighth world championship.