Lewis Hamilton celebrated his seventh championship in style, with a wonderful drive in the Turkish GP. Starting from an unfamiliar P6, he went all the way on his existing set of tires, and won the race.
Following the race, he had mentioned his family’s contribution to his racing career. And how they had all helped him become a better driver and person in life, en route to attaining so much success.
Speaking in an interview, Hamilton opened up about his family and how they are growing together. Especially during a strange and difficult year, which has been hugely affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Hamilton is quoted as saying, “We are quite a loving family, but we have our own problems just like every family. Family can be a pain in the arse, you know! You don’t get to choose your family, they’re with you from the start of your life to the end of your life, along the journey.”
“We’ve had our humps, we’ve had our bumps and bruises. We don’t always have the best communication, things aren’t always glorious but we’re always working at it.”
His family have been frequent visitors to races during the weekends, often celebrating Hamilton’s successes together. Hamilton’s father Anthony was even recently seen during his son’s record-breaking 92nd victory in Portimao, during the Portuguese Grand Prix.
“We’ve been growing even through this difficult year, and I think we’ve grown closer. Even though we’re further apart in different countries and stuff, so I think that’s really important for us.” concluded Hamilton on the topic.
Those who have followed the Briton’s career progression are no stranger to the difficulties he has faced in life. But he has always received love and support from his family, to keep reaching new heights repeatedly.
When he took to the wheel of the Mercedes W11 on Sunday, nobody thought he was going to secure a race victory at the end of it. Treacherous conditions and a slippery surface at the Istanbul Park, did not really help his cause.
But he drove like a true champion, trusting his instincts, and deservedly won the race. And it was certainly a performance that his family back home would cherish for years to come.