Lewis Hamilton looks back at the good and the bad from 2019 and lists Monaco, Brazil and Germany as his “least favourite” races of the year.
Although races in Brazil and Germany are unsurprising choices, considering Hamilton finished in 7th and 9th place respectively, Monaco comes as a bit of a surprise. The Brit managed to win that race, although he was under constant pressure from Max Verstappen due to a bad strategy call.
“Monaco is the least favourite probably of the year,” said Hamilton.
“Actually, second least, because Hockenheim is probably the least.
“The best ones? Mexico was awesome. Mexico, Silverstone was great, France was pretty awesome. But I don’t really remember every one.
“Brazil definitely wasn’t a great one, but I think it’s really important to often acknowledge the good parts of the weekends rather than always just focus on the negatives.
“Naturally the negative of not finishing firstly in the position that I should have, second or third, the failures and mistakes, it’s good to acknowledge those also, but it’s good to take away from it the positives, and there were plenty of positives to take from the weekend.”
Despite several mishaps, Hamilton believes the team did a very good job in 2019.
“I think we’re very proud of the job that we’ve done collectively as a team, and what’s great is that our heads are still down, we’re still focused on how we can improve, and there’s not a moment that we think will be perfect.
“We as a team are looking at where we can improve next year, as we’re going to need to, just continue to raise the bar, which is not easy with a season like this.
“Still striving for perfection, so our goal is to try and do a better year somehow next year, but we have no idea what will come and what obstacles we will be faced with.”