Lewis Hamilton honoured and grateful for the “Hamilton Straight”

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In early December, the British Racing Drivers’ Club announced they will rename Silverstone’s International Pit Straight into the “Hamilton Straight”.

The BRDC, who own the legendary track, did this in honour of the seven-time champion. Lewis once again says what an honour it is for him to immortalize the Hamilton name.

“Hamilton Straight! What an honour and I am so grateful to the BRDC,” said the Briton.

“To be honoured like this, and knowing that they haven’t done that with any other driver really.

“To have a Hamilton Straight, so even if my life ends tomorrow, the Hamilton name will always be there which is really…

“I really feel like I’ve got my grandad’s name there and that’s a really proud thing for me.”


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Having won everything there is to win in Formula 1, Hamilton was asked how he keeps tracks of his ambitions.

“At the beginning of the year I jot down the things that I want to do.

“Aspirations one to 10 and when I get to the track at the start of the season I have a book and I write at the beginning what my goal is.

“I never look at it again and at the end of the year I write whether I reached that goal,” concluded Lewis.

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