Lewis Hamilton says he likes “looking at” his former team McLaren, and he is “always wishing them well even though they’re competitors of mine”.
Lewis Hamilton started his Formula 1 career with McLaren in 2007, and won his first world title with the team a year later.
Although he has moved to Mercedes in 2013, he says he is still keeping an eye on his former team.
“I like looking at McLaren,” Hamilton said.
“I always check where they are because that was where I started and I’m always wishing them well even though they’re competitors of mine.
“There’ll be days where they’re down and I feel sad for them because, again, that’s where I first did my simulation rounds, drove my car for the first time.
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“I kinda want them to do well so I hope they have a better year next year.”
Lewis added that his experience fighting in the midfield in the first half of 2022, made him appreciate other teams further down the pecking order even more.
“I felt this real appreciation for all these other teams that are trying to do the same thing, with the same intentions.
“Trying to be better and fighting for something, going through difficult times because they’ve built a car that’s clearly not capable of fighting at the front.
“It’s pretty cool to be a part of and to witness [that],” the Briton concluded.