Picture of Lewis Hamilton by By Morio
Lewis Hamilton is the happiest driver going into the Formula One summer break, but he says there is still a lot of work to be done despite winning back-to-back races and extending his lead over his rival Sabastian Vettel on the Drivers’ Championship Standings.
The Best Formula One Driver
After a difficult start to the 2018 season, losing the first two races to his bitter rival, Vettel, Lewis Hamilton is now starting to show us why he is regarded as the best Formula One driver of his generation. The Mercedes driver is slowly getting his groove back having won the last two races in Germany and Hungary after coming second at the British Grand Prix and suffering a DNF (did not finish) in Austria.
Drama With Cars and Tactics
This season so far has been filled with nothing but epic races, drama, and breath-taking driving. The drivers have been bumping into each other’s cars every race, receiving penalties for breaking the rules, and others have been accused of using interesting tactics (deliberate collision) in order to win. This shows how competitive and eager the drivers are.
Not Good Enough Says Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton said that the last couple of races have not really been particularly good.
“We’ve got work to do, I am really proud of what we have achieved till now, we definitely had ups and downs in this championship. Geez, what a rollercoaster ride it is, but the team just remained strong. We just try to be diligent in everything we do and just keep on pushing and giving it everything.”
The British driver added that he could only have dreamt of winning the Hungarian Grand Prix considering the reliability issue they had. “We are really happy with the last two races, back to back wins,” he said.
The 33-year-old has won four out of the ten races so far this season, and with the Ferrari driver breathing down his neck, he is very much aware that he will have to do better after the summer break if he wants to retain his World Championship title.
Formula one will resume on the 26th of August at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Johnnie Walker Belgian Grand Prix) in Belgium.