Lewis Hamilton says he is not overly concerned about leaving a legacy in Formula 1, but hopes that it’s going to be a positive one.
Hamilton is only the second person in history to win six world F1 championships and is on the brink on matching Michael Schumacher’s record of seven titles. Naturally the talk of the Brit leaving a legacy in Formula 1 is coming up from various sources, but Hamilton is not overly concerned about it.
“I was with my dad the other day and he brought it up but it’s a difficult one,” said the British driver.
“I don’t put too much energy or thought process towards it.
“Naturally, the things that I am doing hopefully will lead to some sort of legacy and I’m trying to make sure that it’s a positive one, but again, I don’t put a huge amount of thought on it.
“I don’t know what age you would say you have a legacy and I’ve got to try and make sure that I enjoy these moments.
“At the end of the season, I’m looking forward to sitting up with my feet in front of the fireplace with my niece and nephew probably jumping around me and thinking what an incredible year it’s been. It’s really important to enjoy that.
“I hope it’s a good legacy but you don’t know how long each person’s life is going to be so I can’t really get too far ahead.
“All I can try and do is try and focus on now and shaping the following months and years ahead of me,” concluded Hamilton.