Lewis Hamilton has now won six of this season's eight Formula One races and is irrefutably on course to defend his world title. Yet despite his impressive dominance, he's actually seeking a way to even up the F1 field; because he wants to be made to fight for his victories, as he enjoys that the most.
The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver delivered a stunning performance to win the French Grand Prix, leading every single lap of the race from Pole Position, even when he made his one pitstop. His current form has now prompted talk in the Formula One paddock about the prospect of him going unbeaten for the remainder of 2019 season.
Too unrealistic to expect? Perhaps, but he is certainly delivering at the moment for the team and Head of Motorsport, Toto Wolff. "People see success and they often don't have a real understanding of how much work goes on in the background" says Lewis. "Obviously we've got an incredible boss and I think it tiers down from the head.
"We owe a lot to Toto, of how he manages this team and how he manages us as drivers and allows us to race and allows us to race. We have a great team of communicators and hard workers. There's not a single person that is complacent within the team.
“Honestly I never thought I'd see such a great team, and be so fortunate as to be in such a great team. So I'm really, really grateful to witness it. Little by little, just keep working at it, keep chipping away and it's getting better and better but the races just continue to be my strongest point.
"But I really do hope that we have more close races like the last race. I really hope Ferrari bring some extra downforce rather than keeping the straights fast, get some speed through the corners so we can start racing each other.”