Connect with us

F1 top news

Hamilton: I promote F1 more than any driver ever has

Published

on

Hamilton: I promote F1 more than any driver ever has

Hamilton: I promote F1 more than any driver ever has

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton claims that, he does more to promote F1 sport than anyone else and does not owe the sport a thing.

Triple-time F1 world champion Hamilton enjoys a vital celebrity presence away from racing as well as being on track, and was recently named as one of Time‘s 100 most influential people in the world.

“I’ve been here for 10 years – given my blood, sweat and tears for the sport,” Hamilton told CNN. “So I don’t feel like I owe it anything.

“I actually probably promote the sport more than any other driver ever has.

“I’m at more events talking about Formula One more than any driver ever has – probably all the other drivers put together and more.

“I don’t feel like I have any more of a responsibility.

“I’ve got some incredible fans and I give as much time as I can to motivate them and energise those who do follow me.

“So I don’t know what else I have to give.”

The Brit said he had no input on how it is run and had little desire to do so.

“Ultimately sport, business, it’s money and power,” he said.

“We (the drivers) will say stuff but ultimately it’s those people who are sitting in their chair, striking a pen, paying checks, making money, that will be the ones that (have the final say).

“I’m not saying it’s wrong. It’s just like a corporate business, money is the power, money is the ruler.

“The people who own the sport make the decisions.”

When asked if he would like to have more of a say, he added: “Not really. It doesn’t make any difference.”

Hamilton is currently 36 points adrift of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg after three races in this year’s championship.

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F13 hours ago

Hamilton and Vettel Battling For The F1 Title

76SharesThe British Grand Prix at Silverstone is one that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated for years and that trend...

2018 F13 days ago

Can Red Bull Challenge Mercedes And Ferrari?

24SharesSo, things didn’t exactly go to plan for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes at Silverstone as the Brit made a disastrous...

2018 F14 days ago

Liberty working on securing future of British GP – Brawn

5SharesRoss Brawn says Liberty Media is working on securing the future of the British grand prix. Silverstone owner the BRDC...

2018 F14 days ago

Grosjean form ‘unacceptable’ – Haas F1

1ShareGunther Steiner says a “critical moment” could come amid his patience with struggling Haas driver Romain Grosjean. Frenchman Grosjean has...

2018 F14 days ago

No ‘negotiations’ with Raikkonen yet – McLaren

35Shares Zak Brown says McLaren has not yet opened contract talks with former team driver Kimi Raikkonen. It is rumoured in...

2018 F14 days ago

Wolff wants Hamilton beyond 2020

657SharesToto Wolff has revealed he wants to keep Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes even beyond 2020. Although not yet announced, it...

2018 F15 days ago

Renault engine power deficit a bigger problem – Verstappen

5SharesMax Verstappen says Red Bull’s title chances have taken a dive. Although the Dutchman won in Austria, he says at...

2018 F16 days ago

Ricciardo admits 2019 Red Bull contract ‘likely’

1ShareDaniel Ricciardo now says it is “likely” he will stay at Red Bull in 2019. Earlier, the Red Bull driver...

2018 F16 days ago

Alonso no fan of proposed expand points system

44SharesFernando Alonso says he is not sure changing the points system is a good move for F1. Over the British...

2018 F16 days ago

Renault felt like F2 engine – Verstappen

105SharesMax Verstappen says he feels as though he has been relegated to Formula 2. In the Honda era, Fernando Alonso...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media