Lewis Hamilton says he ‘still has to deliver’ every weekend

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Despite his amazing success, Lewis Hamilton he “cannot just show up” and still has to “deliver” in order to beat Valtteri Bottas and other challengers.

At the Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying Lewis Hamilton scored his 90th career pole position, an achievement even the Briton is in awe of.

“You know I’m not one for numbers,” said Hamilton at the post-qualifying press conference.

“As I said, when I was driving into the pit lane and I saw 90 up there, I completely forgot that I even had 89 before and I don’t really know where the second person is so but of course I’ve been living my dream since I’ve been in Formula 1 and today it just doesn’t seem real.

“But what I have to continue to remind myself is that every single weekend I still have to deliver, I cannot just show up and they won’t climb on their own.

“I have to come here and do the due diligence, I have to do the homework, I have to continue to push the engineers, in the tyre department, in the engine department, the vehicle dynamics, all over and really try and extract the maximum from them, because otherwise [Valtteri Bottas is] going to catch up.

“Obviously he’s right next to me so yeah, I think that’s the thing that makes me most happy is that coming into a weekend, not always delivering one hundred percent which it needs, one hundred percent to beat Valtteri.

“It’s incredible,” concluded the Briton.

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