Lewis Hamilton Makes a Humble Statement Amongst ‘Greatest Driver’ Debate

Published 01/10/2022, 12:38 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 9, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Lewis Hamilton has won 7 world championships in Formula One. He has almost every single major record to his name during his time in Formula One. The British icon has 103 wins and 103 pole positions. But he still does not believe that he is the greatest driver of all time.

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During a quick-fire session for the Petronas, Hamilton was asked what makes him the greatest driver. Lewis shockingly rejected the claim and mentioned that he is not the greatest, but he is working to be.

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” Well, I’m not yet, but I’m working on it,” said Hamilton with a smile.

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Rosberg gives his take on controversial Lewis Hamilton decision in Abu Dhabi

As reported by Planetf1, the former F1 world champion and former teammate of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, believes that the stewards got the decision right in Abu Dhabi. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the manner in which the season finale concluded.

But Rosberg stated that it was one-one in the end in terms of controversial decisions in Abu Dhabi.

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Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg (left) shakes hands with Lewis Hamilton as he celebrates winning the Formula One world championship during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi. (Photo by David Davies/PA Images via Getty Images)

“I said it was good what they [the stewards] did in the incident at the beginning of the race, but actually there I think it went Lewis’ way and he should have let him past. So it’s really one-one in terms of fundamental decisions during the race, so I think it’s okay,” said Rosberg.

The Mercedes driver was on course to win his 8th world championship. But he got caught by the late safety car, which gave the advantage to Max Verstappen, who was on the fresher tires. At the restart on the last lap, Verstappen passed him to take the lead of the race and the championship.

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It is an interesting analysis by Rosberg as he recalled the first lap incident between the two rivals. Maybe it was karma that Lewis was caught out by Max at the end after gaining an advantage at the start. What do you think?

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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