Lewis Hamilton believes that his dominant victory at the Turkish Grand Prix was his “outstanding” performance on his way to his seventh F1 title in 2020.
Hamilton set the record for Michael Schumacher’s seven drivers’ championships after a dominant campaign in which he won 11 of the 16 races he participated in.
The Mercedes driver closed the title with a margin of three races, surpassing Schumacher’s record 91 race wins and ending the season with 95 wins.
Hamilton’s title campaign featured a number of outstanding performances, including a torrential rain pole lap in Styria and a British Grand Prix victory on three wheels after a last lap tire failure.
But when looking back on his season, Hamilton chose his victory at the Turkish Grand Prix as his best display.
“Turkey wasn’t that long ago, so it’s, of course, the closest thing to memory,” Hamilton said.
“I think so [the best] For me, the situation I faced as a driver put pressure on me, and I was able to win the championship at that moment.
“I think it was an outstanding performance for me.”
Due to the low grip of the resurfaced Istanbul Park, it was difficult to qualify due to the rain. In other words, Hamilton could only qualify for 6th place on the grid.
However, he carried out an ambitious one-stop strategy in the drizzle throughout the race and finally jumped to the top before winning the race for more than 30 seconds.
The result ended Hamilton’s championship after his teammate’s closest rival, Valtteri Bottas, failed to score points and lapped down one lap in 14th place.
Hamilton missed the Sakhir Grand Prix after signing the COVID-19. At that point, the title has already been decided.
Earlier this year, as the pandemic continued, there was uncertainty about how many races F1 could complete during the season, but Hamilton said he felt the approach hadn’t changed at the start of the campaign. I did.
“I always run one race at a time. The approach doesn’t change at all,” Hamilton said.
“The season started a long time later, that is, a normal build-up, a normal race preparation that was built for the first Grand Prix and was ready to reach its peak soon. There was no race between. Of the time.
“Once the season begins, we’re just training and trying to find the best way to prepare for the opportunity.
“It was strange to start in the middle of the year and get everyone back in the tripleheader in Europe, but I think this year has shown strength and true depth as a team.”
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