Lewis Hamilton on how much an 8th world title would mean to him

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Lewis Hamilton says winning his eighth world title is “a challenge”, but he adds it is more about “just winning another World Championship”.

At the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was unjustly prevented from winning his eighth Formula 1 championship, after race director Michael Masi broke the rules which govern the use of the Safety Car.

Unfortunately, due to Mercedes’ performance issues in 2022, there is no chance for the Briton to win the title this year, so for now he remains tied with Michael Schumacher as two drivers with most world title wins in history.

Ahead of the Italian Grand Prix, Lewis was asked how much winning his eighth title would mean to him.

“Oh, for sure, it’s a challenge,” Hamilton said.

“For me, it’s just winning another World Championship. It’s like, every one, I’ve approached it as my first, and the feeling of winning the World Championship, it’s so unique and special in its own way.

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“But of course, the idea that no driver in history has ever gone past seven, of course, you want to try and accomplish that.

“But what I guess, as you get older, you realise the journey is the most important part and the ride that you do with all the people and all the people that you bring with you, and all the people that you try to elevate…

“There’s an opportunity to elevate lots of people, not only in your team, but with the work that we’re doing, with Mission 44, there’s a much bigger picture to it.

“But from a personal point of view, yeah, winning another world title continues to be a goal.

“I’ll be so proud to be able to do that for this team,” the Briton concluded.

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