“So many lives lost, businesses shutting down, people struggling” – Lewis Hamilton is proud of Mercedes for helping the NHS for the fight against Covid-19.
Covid-19 has wreaked havoc across the globe, and Formula 1 was a major victim of it. But it fought brilliantly to stage an epic 17-race season, inevitably won by Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes. But the Brit is proud of his team more for a different reason altogether – the fight against Covid-19.
“When I think about this year I naturally think of hard a year it has been for so many people. So many lives lost, businesses shutting down, people struggling – I can’t even imagine how big and how deep it goes in terms of the bad impact it has had this year.”
“I feel incredibly fortunate and grateful that we got to work, that there have been positives to take from the year and, yes, the racing season was consistent and strong and the records we broke, but I would say the thing I am most proud of is the team during the initial phase of the pandemic.”
“They united and started helping the NHS in trying to save lives. For me, that is a huge accomplishment and a true showing of real caring people.”
Mercedes has grown leap and bounds – Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton has also thanked his team Mercedes for proving him the opportunity to win one world title after another. Next season, he is the favourite to win again, which will make him the most successful F1 driver of all time.
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“To make history with the team, it’s my eighth year with the team, the longest stint that I have had with a team and it’s just incredible.”
“It’s incredible that we have just gone leaps and bounds. We’ve continued to raise the bar and I’m just truly, truly grateful to everyone who puts so much work in to create an opportunity for me to go out and display my ability and play my role in helping them succeed.”