Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth career F1 Championship at the 2018 Formula One Mexican Grand Prix. Hamilton’s five titles now put him level with Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio. What’s more with a record 71 wins and 132 podiums to his Formula One racing record, Lewis has cemented his spot as one of the most successful drivers in motor racing history.
But what about the man behind the visor? What drives Lewis to be such a competitive athlete? We had the opportunity to talk with the 33 year old after the Mexican Grand Prix. As well as grabbing insight into his life and inspirations away from the track, Lewis was quick to mention his love for Mexico; which always keeps him coming back to race at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez with a smile.
“I never in a million years thought I'd be standing here today a five-time World Champion. I never knew that was going to happen and I am just so grateful to everyone who has helped me be here”, explained Lewis. “I want to say a big thank you to all the fans here for making the Mexican Grand Prix as special as it is. I love it here in Mexico, it’s such a beautiful country, and more so its people.”