“I don’t really care about records,” Lewis Hamilton blatantly states that winning a race every year has ‘zero-importance’ to him

Lewis Hamilton has recently revealed that winning a race every year is not a huge priority for him.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton, ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix has admitted that winning a race every year is not a priority for him and has further said that it ‘holds zero importance to me’.

Lewis Hamilton made his F1 debut in the year 2007 and since then, has managed to win a race in every season that he has competed in so far.

Mercedes is struggling immensely this year with its W13 and has not been able to challenge Red Bull and Ferrari. The problems on the Brackley-based team have not allowed Hamilton to challenge for race wins, and the condition is so bad that the 37-year-old last stepped on the top step of the podium during the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix of last season.

However, as the current campaign has progressed, the Silver Arrows have managed to improve their car, but as things stand, Lewis and Co. have only got 6 races left to register a win in 2022.

The former 7-time World Champion was recently asked about being winless and he blatantly admitted that winning a race holds zero importance to him.

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

He further added, “I’m grateful that each year we have had, since 2007, an opportunity to win.”

I do believe that we’re going to have a chance this year, [there are] still got some races to go. And that’s definitely a real big goal for us as a team, to get back to the front and be fighting for the lead.”

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Lewis Hamilton is not sure what kind of circuit best suits the W13

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes has had a pretty up-and-down 2022 F1 season where they have shown themselves well on certain kinds of tracks and, on the other hand, have struggled massively as well.

Moreover, considering how tipsy and turvy the season has been for the German team, Lewis Hamilton is not sure what kind of circuit suits the W13 the best.

While talking about the same, the Brit added, “I have no idea where our car is going to be great.”

It was a surprise when we got in the car, and the car felt so much better than [at Spa], like completely different to the previous weekend. But I’m hoping more often than not, it feels like Budapest and [Zandvoort] for the rest of the races.”

Lewis Hamilton is not too optimistic about his team’s chances of securing a win in the upcoming races and while talking about being tied with Michael Schumacher on the record of winning a race every season said, “I’m not focused on the record but of course, I’m trying to get that win this year.”

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

But the record is not important to me, just because I don’t really care about records in general.

The 37-year-old has revealed that records do not hold too much importance to him, but considering there are still six races left in the season, Lewis Hamilton wants to give his all and would go for the win if an opportunity presents itself in the upcoming races.

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Rishabh Negi is an F1 author at FirstSportz who ardently follows Formula One and is also a passionate supporter of the Arsenal football team. He has done his Master's degree from the Delhi School of Economics and sees writing about F1, as something, that provides him solace to disconnect from the everyday chaos of life.