Hamilton says winning in every season “has zero importance” to him

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Lewis Hamilton is the only driver to have won a race in every F1 season he competed in. He says he is “not focused on the record”, but is still “trying to get that win this year”.

Among his many records, Lewis Hamilton is also the only driver in Formula 1 history who has won a race in every season he has competed in, since his debut in 2007.

However, in 2022 he is yet to get that elusive first victory of the season. Ahead of the Italian Grand Prix, he was asked if he cares about maintaining that record.

“Honestly, it has zero importance to me,” the Briton said.

“So I’m grateful that each year, we have had since 2007 an opportunity to win.

“I do believe that I have the chance this year, we’ve still got seven races to go, and that’s still a really big goal for us as a team to get back to the front and be fighting for the lead.

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“I’ve not really thought of [where Mercedes can have a chance to win], I have no idea where our car’s going to be great.

“It was a surprise when we got into the car last week and the car felt so much better, like completely different, to the previous weekend.

“But I’m hoping more often than not it feels like Budapest or the last race, for the rest of the races. I’m not focused on the record, but of course I’m trying to get that win this year.

“But the record is not that important for me because I don’t really care about records in general,” Hamilton concluded.

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