Ea­ger Hamil­ton eyes ti­tle No.6

Sunday Herald Sun - - Sport -

LEWIS Hamil­ton is look­ing for­ward to more suc­cess with Mercedes af­ter col­lect­ing his fifth For­mula One world cham­pion’s tro­phy at FIA’s gala awards in Rus­sia.

Bri­tain’s most suc­cess­ful rac­ing driver, and only the third man to win five ti­tles, also won a me­dia vote for per­son­al­ity of the year, deny­ing Max Ver­stap­pen a fourth award.

“It does feel in­cred­i­ble,” the 33-year-old told the au­di­ence at St Peters­burg’s Great Phil­har­monic Hall af­ter FIA pres­i­dent Jean Todt had handed him his tro­phy.

Asked if match­ing Michael Schu­macher’s record seven cham­pi­onships was his goal, Hamil­ton said no, but he would give it a try.

“I’ve just signed for an­other two years … so I’m ex­cited about the next cou­ple of years,” he said.

“Next year’s go­ing to be so tough. The sea­sons are get­ting longer and longer.

“I don’t know how long I’m go­ing to go, cur­rently two years sounds good for me.

“But I still love rac­ing, so maybe I’ll be go­ing a lot longer.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.