Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton has been strongly infatuated by the F1 legend Ayrton Senna.
The double time champ is also remains ambitious by the future of matching the achievement of his childhood hero.
Pre-season test hints that, Hamilton will get another opportunity this season to equivalent Senna’s count of three F1 titles. It is also the target of the British speedy.
“I always wanted to do what Ayrton did,” Hamilton told during the Thursday press at Melbourne for season opening Australian Grand Prix.
“Ayrton was my favourite driver and I guess as a kid I always wanted to emulate him.”
Last year Hamilton took the Pole position in Melbourne, but he forced to stop race after two laps due to the engine trouble. His team-mate Nico Rosberg won the race, and the Mercedes duo continued the battle for title, but Lewis Hamilton finally wins the championship.
“I don’t see it a particular exaggerated importance to any other time,” Hamilton said.
“Of course you come here and you’d like to start off on the right foot, as I did want to last year. But there’s a long, long way to go so it’s not the most important start of the year.”
Question to Lewis, where do we stand regarding the renewal of your contract? We have been hearing for a few months now, Toto [Wolff] saying he would be ready to sign you, that your discussion, that you’re getting closer. Can you tell us something more about it?
Hamilton replied: “I don’t really know what… Toto gave you guys some answers this morning. I don’t really know what to say. It’s going good. It’s not signed yet.”