Lewis Hamilton reckons his Turkish GP victory, never mind his seventh World title, shows that he deserves respect – “it is not a car thing”.
Hamilton raced his way from sixth on the grid to P1 at the chequered flag at Sunday’s Turkish Grand Prix.
Dealing with tricky conditions as the rain came down before the start of the race, turning an already slippery surface into an ice rink, Hamilton had one small off in the opening laps and from there didn’t put a wheel wrong.
Opting for a one-stop strategy that meant he was lapping on worn intermediate tyres, he overtook Sergio Perez for the lead and raced his way to the chequered flag, 31s up on the Racing Point driver.
In doing so Hamilton wrapped up a record-equalling seventh World title.
“I want more of these weekends,” he said. “More tricky conditions like this. The more opportunities like this, the more I’m able to…