“I really didn’t celebrate [my seventh title]”- Lewis Hamilton wants more from the season even after his conquest on the Championship.
Lewis Hamilton once again sealed the pole position from the qualifying, taking the tally to 98. After the session, the Brit claimed that he is still focused in the season despite winning the Championship.
BREAKING: @LewisHamilton takes pole in Bahrain!
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“I really didn’t celebrate [my seventh title] too much to be honest. That’s because I was training and keeping my mind and eye on the ball. This is a continuation of what we’re able to achieve as a team, I continue to be amazed by my guys.” he said.
And he totally stood true to his words, not even once he made a mistake on the track, and topped the timing charts across all three qualifying rounds.
He was already in 1 minute 27 seconds mark in Q2, while rest of the paddock randed from 1 minute 28 seconds and 1 minute and 30 seconds till the last second of the session.
Hence making him the favourite ahead of the final race on Sunday, which could be his first win of the season after already winning the championship.
“It was a release to go and drive like that”- Lewis Hamilton on no championship pressure anymore
Despite his unending focus, Hamilton at the same time is relaxed from the burden of winning the championship this season and has claimed it was a relief to race like this.
“I think with the pressure a little bit off it was a release to go and drive like that. I am on the ragged edge, naturally, and it is about trying to find that perfect balance and chipping away.”
Yet, he thinks that there could have been a room for improvement, as he received some interruption at turn 1 and 6, which made him lose some time on the clock.
“The lap started well but a little bit of time was lost in Turn 1, Turn 6 I could have been a little bit better. Otherwise, it was a very clean lap, so I was really happy with it.”