After equalling Michael Schumacher’s most career wins record Lewis Hamilton was asked what he would say to his younger self.
91 career wins is an unbelievable achievement. However few would have thought it possible in 2013, when Lewis Hamilton moved from one of the top three teams at the time – McLaren, to Mercedes – a team that finished fifth in the constructors’ championship in 2012.
Little did anyone know it would be a beginning of one of the most successful driver – team partnerships in the history of Formula 1. Since moving to Mercedes, Hamilton broke most Formula 1 records and won five drivers’ championships.
After equalling the record for most career wins, the Briton was asked what he would say to a 2013 version of himself, as he was embarking on a new adventure with Mercedes.
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“Keep doing what you’re doing,” said Hamilton.
“Hindsight is always a great thing, and I’m sure all of you can look back and say how you would maybe do something different.
“For me, honestly, I wouldn’t do anything different – the mistakes that I’ve done have really helped me be where I am.
“If you skip one of those moments, maybe I won’t be where I am, or maybe I’ll be further ahead or maybe I’ll be more behind.
“In 2013, I can’t remember how old I was – still a youngster! And still very much learning about myself. I think you probably can see there’s a lot of growth since then.
“Moving to this team, I knew, I don’t know how I knew it so well, but I knew it was the right thing for me,” concluded the six-time champion.