user icon
user icon

Hamilton not going to play it safe in the remaining races

  • Published on 07 Oct 2017 07:10
  • comments 0
  • By: Sam Gale

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton has said he is not going to play it safe in the remaining races of the season and is aiming to win every race he possibly can. The Brit has a 34 point lead at the top of the driver's standings after four successive races where he has outscored championship rival Sebastian Vettel. Should he outscore Vettel in Japan, he will take the championship out of his hands and would only need to finish second in each of the remaining races.

This tactic comes after Hamilton felt he could have defended harder than he did against Max Verstappen in the Malaysian Grand Prix, and squandering a potential win if he was not thinking about the championship. This is a seemingly different scheme to his teammate from last year, Nico Rosberg, who after winning the Japanese Grand Prix last year knew he would only need to finish second in the remaining races to secure the championship, which he eventually did.

"I just want to win every weekend," Hamilton said. "Somebody mentioned about Nico only wanting to finish second [at the final races of last year] because I really got the car in a position, he was qualifying to get pole, he wasn’t qualifying to get second position. But people looked upon it as if he drove to finish second, but he couldn’t get by because I was gone.

"For me, the goal is to continue to win races even if I don’t have to win another Grand Prix through the rest of the year. That’s the best way because I am still hunting it, I am not defending it. I’m still hunting and chasing that championship and until that last flag and I’ve actually got it sewn up then that’s what you’ve got keep doing. Push as much and push forward."

 

Sam Gale

Replies (0)

Login to reply

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

GB F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Country Netherlands
  • Date of b. Sep 30 1997 (22)
  • Place of b. Hasselt (Belgie), Netherlands
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.80 m
Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
See full schedule
show sidebar