It’s just a few short months since the finish line of the greatest season in the history of motorsport was set. The special moment will not have been lost on Hamilton, who at just 24 years old has no plans to slow down when it comes to winning races, championships and more accolades. If anything, he’s looking at the challenges of the future and trying to expand his already impressive resume.
As the youngest ever Formula One champion ever, Hamilton deserves a spot in the pantheon of his sport’s greatest heroes. And not a moment too soon, as it’s difficult to name a race he won without going back and mentioning his time in the 2007 campaign when he won three titles, making him the youngest ever Formula One champion. But Hamilton sees himself in a different light. He doesn’t want to be known as the youngest ever to a grand prix win, he wants to be known as the youngest ever to a grand prix championship.
At the moment, it’s hard to know exactly where he will end up but he knows his niche in racing is definitely on the Formula One circuit. His success in other areas of motorsport is no doubt giving him the inspiration he needs to push forward. A handful of small successes have helped build his platform which will power him forward in the future. They include, but are not limited to:
A US Grand Prix win in 2015
The 2018 Italian GP win
Winning the Champion Series
He’ll also be competing in upcoming, sportier off-road events this winter, starting this month with an event in Portugal. In 2019, he’ll be the driver in the Nick Hawk Rally in Brazil and the Formula Pikes Peak Rally in Colorado.
With a new season quickly approaching, Hamilton is preparing himself mentally and physically, both of which he has a greater understanding of now, and focused on continuing on his incredible run, something he believes will continue into the foreseeable future.
To stay on the topic of motorsport, and who’s in this season’s lineup, check out this video where Lewis takes us through his championship journey.