Cape Town – Billing 2018 as the “hardest year” he’s faced,
Lewis Hamilton says his will to win the championship is greater than it has
The British racer claimed his second win of this season in
Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Crossing the line 20s ahead of second-placed Valtteri
Bottas, he did not put a wheel wrong as he showed the class that carried him to
four World titles.
Hamilton’s victory means he now leads the standings by 17
points ahead of Sebastian Vettel.
“Already this is the hardest year that I’ve faced, in
the car, at the track, away from the track,” he told Sky F1. “But the
will to want to win this championship is greater than it’s ever been.
“The pressure and the passion that I have to win this
championship is far greater than I’ve ever had it.
“How is that possible because I’ve had it as great as
it could be in the past?
“But [I have] the will to want to get this one and do
it right, perfect weekend in, weekend out.”
As for his future, Mercedes have reported that Hamilton is
on the verge of re-signing with the Brackley squad.
How long he will remain in Formula 1 for, though, will
depend on his passion for the sport.
“If I keep this feeling then I’m going to be racing for
a long time, but we shall see,” said the Brit.
“Right now I’ve just got to keep my head down and keep
doing what we’ve been doing.”