‘My Standout Performance’- Lewis Hamilton Reveals His ‘Most Satisfying’ Win of 2020 F1 Season

Published 12/19/2020, 12:56 PM EST
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during a press conference after the race FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Lewis Hamilton had another extraordinary year in F1. The season, marred by the Coronavirus pandemic, brought him his record-equalling 7th Championship. And out of the 17 races, he crossed the chequered flag first in 11 of them. But which was his best one?

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The man of the moment was on hand to answer that question himself. At the 2020 FIA Prize-giving ceremony, a reporter asked him to disclose his most ‘satisfying win’ of the season.

Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – November 29, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

“Mmm… Honestly, I don’t remember all the races. I would have to look at all the trophies to be reminded of which ones,” Hamilton cheekily replied.

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However, talking on a more serious note, he said it was his come-from-behind win at the Turkish GP, “I think Turkey is naturally the closest one to memory cause it was not that long ago.

“And I think that was, for me, in the circumstances we were faced with as drivers and with it being so pressured being it that championship could be won in that moment. I would say that for me was my standout performance.”

Admittedly, it was a special performance from a very special racer. It was one of the races where Mercedes were struggling; admittedly, an unusual occurrence for them.

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What is Lewis Hamilton doing at the Mercedes factory?

That’s a good question. What is he doing there indeed? Did he just wish to take a casual stroll by the factory to greet the employees? Or is he there for some important assignment?

The Briton is technically not under contract for the next season. And Toto wished to sit him down for talks after the conclusion of the season. So he is probably there to officially extend his stay with the Silver Arrows. Expect a contract announcement soon.

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It may come as a minor blow to his rivals Max Verstappen and Valtteri Bottas. They are the ones competing for the 2021 title in a three-way fight against Lewis. However, as fans have repeatedly seen over the course of a number of years, they may bite the dust next season too.

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Bharat Aggarwal is a sports analyst for EssentiallySports, covering Formula 1 and NBA. A Delhi University graduate, Bharat has multi-year experience in sports writing, having closely worked with the content strategy aspect as well. When he's not following Formula One or NBA, Bharat also enjoys tennis and MMA.

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