Eager Hamilton eyes title No.6
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.”