Lewis Hamilton says he has plans to create a museum showcasing his trophies, cars, racing suits and helmets, after he retires from racing.
Having won six F1 world titles, with number seven looking increasingly likely, Lewis Hamilton is on a path of becoming the most successful Formula 1 driver in history. It’s no wonder then, that he is looking at ways of showcasing his many accomplishments.
“At home, I only have two trophies,” Hamilton said.
“One from GQ magazine, which I simply put on my table when I got home after the awards ceremony, and one from the FIA. That’s it.
“It’s funny, I’ve won all of these trophies and not one of them is at home. The cups from racing are all stored. And when I say they are in storage, it doesn’t mean they are in boxes in the basement. They are in a private place.
“I don’t drive for the trophies. I don’t drive for records. I drive because I love it. That’s how I am.
“Many of my friends are also athletes, and they actually all have their trophies clearly on display, but that’s not how I tick. If you came to my house, you wouldn’t see that I ever won a race.
“What I would like to do is put all of them on display in a museum. My fans support me in everything I do, so they can look at all the trophies.
“It might cost a pound to enter, which will then be donated to charity, so everyone would benefit from it.”
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The Briton was asked if his cars would also be a part of the exhibit.
“They are the most important companions on my journey. They are like rockets that go into space and then, when they come back, are exhibited in a museum.
“I associate special memories with all of my world championship cars, it’s a very personal relationship that you build up over a season. It would be great if they could be part of my museum.
“Starting with my karts from back then, and then perhaps in a row the evolution of all my racing cars, as they do in the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart.
“Plus all my racing suits, the helmets – Oh, I have so many ideas. It’s going to be a big project, I’ll have to see how I go about it.
“At the moment, however, that is not at the top of my priorities,” concluded the six-time champion.