Lewis Hamilton is an old shark in the sea of F1. Starting with his initial days with McLaren to his 7th championship at Turkey, the lad from Stevenage has established himself as a legend. After his drive at Istanbul Park, if pundits persist on the point that he wins because of his car, they ain’t pundits.
The Turkish Grand Prix was a wet fantasy for many motorsport fans. This year, the new tracks had a number of exciting moments in store for us.
Some racers on grid would want to forget the weekend, some would learn from it. However, for the fans, it was a race to be cherished forever.
Lewis Hamilton was not the only racer on grid who made history that weekend. Sebastian Vettel was also on fire as he grabbed his first podium of the season.
Besides Lewis crossing the chequered line, there was just one other moment that made the day for us fans. Vettel and Hamilton walking to the podium shoulder to shoulder to collect their trophies.
Mercedes AMG’s twitter handle posted a video of the same earlier today as a throwback to the wonderful moment. The post read, “Forgot to post this last week. Please forgive us.”
Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton had quite a battle during the race. Earlier, Hamilton had stated how he was experiencing an emotional flux while chasing the German down the slippery turns at Istanbul Park. Eventually, Vettel pitted, offering Hamilton the opportunity to take the lead.
Since then, the Briton was flying ahead of the Racing Point cars. Stopping him from there on out was impossible, as destiny was waiting for him to make history. Hamilton put himself to the test and down from P6 and a terrible start, won the race and won every heart.
The achievements of Lewis were monumental. Toppling two of Schumacher’s records in the same season was a massive statement.
Although several had thought that those records were meant to be evergreen, fate chose otherwise. Seeing the Mercedes 44 emotional and sobbing in his cockpit, we knew how grand it was.
Even Sebastian Vettel walked up towards the Briton, who was taking a while to climb out of his cockpit. The German kneeled down and told Hamilton that he had made history and that he felt great to be a part of it.
From rags to riches would be an apt title for the English Champions autobiography. While making his way to the parc ferme, all he had to tell his fans was to never stop dreaming and to never stop chasing those dreams.