Connect with us

2015 F1

Hamilton: Achieved childhood dreams of being Senna

Published

on


Hamilton: Achieved childhood dreams of being Senna and Superman

Hamilton: Achieved childhood dreams of being Senna and Superman (Images © AFP)

Lewis Hamilton wrapped up his third Formula 1 world championship. He had an outstanding race start, brilliantly overtook teammate Nico Rosberg on the turn 1, while he fall back and lead handed to Daniel Ricciardo for a while.

The Red Bull could not survive a dominant Mercedes, though; again Rosberg led the race, eight laps from the end Nico made mistake, allowing lead to his teammate. The Brit, wonderfully managed and took US GP and clinched his third world title.

Hamilton thanked his team, his family and his fans after his triumph and, wearing a union flag as a cape, he quoted as saying by BBC Sport – “felt like he had achieved his childhood dreams of being Ayrton Senna and Superman.”

“It’s difficult to find the words really. I owe it all to my dad and family who supported me all these years and sacrificed so much,” Hamilton said following the race. “It’s a very humbling experience, especially to equal Ayrton Senna [on three world titles] – I feel very blessed today.

“It’s the greatest moment of my life. I pushed and pushed – I hope I can inspire people to never give up. It’s just crazy to think I’m now a three-time world champion.”

“Today so many times I thought I had lost the race,” the Brit added.

“Nico was really quick in stages, he pitted under the Virtual Safety Car…but never for one second did I think I couldn’t do it.

“I’m buzzing inside… I can’t find the right words to express the feeling but it’s the greatest I’ve had in my life. Nico drove a fantastic race, mad respect for him as a team mate. I just can’t believe I’m sitting here. To my family, I love you. To the team, thank you so much – I’m overdue a drink with the team!”

Hamilton’s success puts him on an equivalence with five other triple champions – Sir Jackie Stewart, Nelson Piquet, Jack Brabham, Niki Lauda and his childhood hero Ayrton Senna.

“I hope he feels as I felt many years ago,” Lauda told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Jennie Gow straight after the race. “He did a perfect job and will be happy.”

Lewis’ Pit radio

“That’s the greatest moment of my life.” Lewis Hamilton got rather weepy as he crossed the line and his team immediately grabbed the radio to tell him he was a three-time world champion. The sobs were audible, and then he gathered himself enough to tell his family that he loves them.

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F110 hours ago

Formula 1 eyes adding ‘Q4’ to qualifying

Liberty Media could be looking at adding another segment to the current ‘knockout’-style qualifying format. Auto Motor und Sport reports...

2018 F110 hours ago

McLaren, Alonso ‘interested’ in Indycar – boss

Indycar looks set to secure three big names from the world of formula one. One is the famous team McLaren,...

2018 F119 hours ago

Schumacher happy with Ferrari interest

Mick Schumacher says he is happy with Ferrari’s interest in his flourishing formative career. After a moderate start, the 19-year-old’s...

2018 F12 days ago

Giovinazzi tipped to replace Ericsson at Sauber F1

Sauber boss Frederic Vasseur has denied that taking on Kimi Raikkonen for 2019 is part of the Swiss team’s deal...

2018 F12 days ago

Leclerc could beat Vettel at Ferrari – Marciello

Charles Leclerc could emerge as Ferrari’s number 1 driver as quickly as 2019. That is the view of racing driver...

2018 F14 days ago

I can still become world champion with my own power – Vettel

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the highly influential Italian sports daily, Sebastian Vettel said “Ciao Mondiali” to his hopes...

2018 F15 days ago

Vettel misses Schumacher amid 2018 F1 struggle

Sebastian Vettel thinks he would benefit from the advice of his old friend and mentor Michael Schumacher. One analysis of...

2018 F16 days ago

Verstappen says Red Bull never considered deal with Alonso

Max Verstappen says Red Bull never considered signing up Fernando Alonso for 2019. That is despite the fact that, recently,...

2018 F16 days ago

Honda poised to overtake Renault for power

Honda could be poised to overtake Renault and cease having the least powerful engine in F1. Auto Motor und Sport...

2018 F11 week ago

Pascal Wehrlein on pole for 2019 Toro Rosso race seat

Pascal Wehrlein has emerged as a top candidate to return to F1 next year. Just days ago, Mercedes admitted that...




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