Like most supercar enthusiasts we have been closely watching the Formula 1 season to see who grabs the World Champion title for 2014. Hamilton snatched the title by 67 points stating that this second world title felt more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.
He is one of only seven men to win the championship more than once, which leaves him only one behind three-time victors Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart, Lauda, Nelson Piquet and Ayrton Senna. Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel are the only four-time winners; Juan Manuel Fangio has five, while Michael Schumacher leads the way with seven.
Hamilton continued: “We’ve got great people in their right positions and me and Nico (Rosnerg) will continue to push the team forward. As will the boss of Mercedes, who has been so committed and building the best engine. These guys know just as much as I do, it’s been phenomenal this year. It’s really important the steps we take moving forwards to continue improving and I 100% believe the team will do that.”
For him this is the start of what he calls “something special”. He had a desire and vision to be part of something that would build and grow, something which he is realising with Mercedes. He went on to say “I feel this is just the beginning. What this team has put together is something incredibly special.”
Hamilton also commented “I definitely don’t feel I am looking for a new challenge. We have a year to go, so there’s no particular rush but this is my home and I’m very happy here.”
Mercedes non-executive chairman Lauda said “I asked him to leave McLaren and come to Mercedes and he said ‘when are we going to be competitive’. I said I could guarantee him a world championship and in the second year here it is. We are going to do this [contract] in the next two weeks. He’s happy, we’re happy, I don’t see any issues.”
Surrounded by paparazzi his girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger helped him celebrate his success in style!
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