“Wooohooohoo!”- Lewis Hamilton’s first words after securing his 7th World Championship with a P1 at the Turkish Grand Prix.
“You, Lewis Hamilton have created history”, the words spelt out of Sebastian Vettel’s mouth when he bowed to congratulate his long term rival Hamilton while they parked their cars after the race.
That moment defined the era of the Briton driver, who equalized the most prestigious record of Formula 1 held by the former Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher.
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 15, 2020
This triumph of Hamilton was special indeed, as during the most part of the race he struggled to come into the top-3, but constant fight in the midfield eventually brought him in the lead.
Moreover, he also played a gamble of not pitting, being one of the few drivers on the track to pitting only once throughout the race. Had Stroll preferred that too, maybe he would’ve been on the podium.
But coming back to Hamilton, he was simply overjoyed and as always thanked his teammates for the win, while realizing the magnitude of his achievement.
“Wooohooohoo!” says an emotional Hamilton on team radio. “Thank you so much guys. WOO! WOO! That’s for all the kids out there that dream the impossible. You can do it too, I believe in you guys. Thank you so much for your support.”
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Hamilton when approached for the post-race interview was clearly overwhelmed, with tears almost slipping out of his lashes, when the days like these can make the staunchest of men cry.
“I’m definitely a bit lost for words,” says Lewis Hamilton, fighting back tears, after clinching seventh title with Turkish GP win. “I have to start by saying a huge thank you to all our guys here, and back at both our factories. I wouldn’t be able to be here if I didn’t join this team and the journey we’ve been on has been monumental. I’m so proud.”
As Martin Brundle said via commentary box, Hamilton now can be termed greatest of all time, on par with Schumacher, at least statistically.