Lewis Hamilton Makes an Incredibly Bold Claim Following Mercedes’ 7th Championship

Published 11/06/2020, 2:26 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – November 1, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium after winning the race Pool via Reuters/Miguel Medina


Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas’ 1-2 finish in Imola was historical for Formula One considering how Mercedes clinched their 7th Constructors’ Championship title on the trot. And with it, they one-upped the previous record holders, Scuderia Ferrari, with 6.

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Mercedes have utterly dominated the hybrid engine era, winning every single Constructors and Drivers’ Championship is a testament to the same. What’s more, the 1-2 finish at Imola also made sure that only a Mercedes driver will win the championship this year.

Lewis Hamilton has won 5 title championships with Mercedes and appears to be on his way to clinch #7. Meanwhile, he was reported hailing the team for consistently dominating in Formula 1.

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Lewis Hamilton claimed that the car is the best Formula 1 has ever seen. He said, “The whole car collectively, for sure, is the best car that we’ve built. I think probably it will be the best car that we’ll ever have, I think, probably in the sport.”

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Lewis Hamilton looked back at the time he spent with Mercedes and explained the reason behind their consistent and unmatched performance. He also mentioned that the achievements are made possible by a remarkable and motivated team.

He said, “What we have done is no coincidence. Valtteri (Bottas) and I are just a part of this incredible chain of people who are collectively working and all rowing in the same direction.

Formula One F1 – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, Italy – November 1, 2020 Race winner Lewis Hamilton poses for a photo with Mercedes team members as they celebrate winning the constructors championships Pool via Reuters/Miguel Medina

“The team has managed to set a record of winning titles every year since 2014. “People will probably want to understand how we do it and I think it’s just continuing to set ridiculously high goals every year,” the champion added.

Lewis recalled that when he joined the team back in 2013, he was not heard enough. However, he acknowledged that since then, they have grown and matured together.

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He recalled, “When it comes to the car, I remember we sat down in 2013 [when Hamilton joined] and I would always sit and speak to the guys on aero and talk about where our target is.

“There would be a dot and I’d say ‘well move that even higher’. And they were like, ‘yeah you’re right, let’s move it higher.”

The team has continued to raise the bar higher with each passing year. Meanwhile, other teams have fallen behind because the standards that they have set are so far out of reach.

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Ayush Manjunath

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Ayush Manjunath is a Formula 1 author for EssentiallySports with more than 500 articles to his name. A Law graduate and a current Sports Management student, Ayush also has a certificate from UCLA on Sports, Media and Entertainment Management. He has an undying love for motorsports and lives to see Max Verstappen, George Russell, Charles Leclerc, and Lando Norris battle for the championship one day!

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