user icon

Hamilton aiming to end 'intense pressure' of title fight in Mexico

  • Published on 26 Oct 2018 11:45
  • comments 0
  • By: Harry Mattocks

Lewis Hamilton says that he is desperate to end the "intense pressure" that he feels due to the championship fight he has faced with Sebastian Vettel this year. In order to end the title fight this weekend in Mexico, the British driver must score a top seven finish even if Vettel wins.

Since Formula 1 resumed after it's summer break, the once tight title race has become much more one-sided in Hamilton's favour. After a number of costly mistakes by Vettel, with many incidents occurring on lap one, the German finds himself 70 points adrift of Hamilton.

If Hamilton does win the title this weekend, he will become only the third driver in Formula 1  history to win five or more world titles. He was asked whether he would have preferred the title to go down to the wire, and he said: “I guess if I was sitting back and watching Grands Prix on TV I would’ve wanted it to go to the end but I’m not in that seat."

“When you are in it and living in it you just want to get it done, whenever that is. The pressure is just so intense the sooner the pressure is off then the more you can enjoy yourself, because the pressure is very intense. It’s difficult to view that from the outside but there’s still a lot of points available and lots could go wrong."

"There’s lots of people relying on me and I really want to win this constructors’ title for the team. We lost some points in the last round and actually being in the team, you feel the pain for everyone because you want to deliver." In actual fact I feel like I did everything I could but coming here and these next races, I feel the team has earned the position it is in.”

Replies (0)

Login to reply

Related news

BR Grand Prix of Brazil

Local time 

View more photos

BR Grand Prix of Brazil

Local time 

View more photos

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Is Lewis Hamilton the strongest driver so far in the 21st century?

World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 1,919
  • Podiums 80
  • Grand Prix 101
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (34)
  • Place of b. Tewin, United Kingdom
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
15 - Mar 17
Australia
29 - Mar 31
Bahrain
-
Bahrain
12 - Apr 14
China
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan
10 - May 12
Spain
-
Spain
23 - May 26
Monaco
7 - Jun 9
Canada
21 - Jun 23
France
28 - Jun 30
Austria
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom
26 - Jul 28
Germany
2 - Aug 4
Hungary
30 - Sep 1
Belgium
6 - Sep 8
Italy
20 - Sep 22
Singapore
27 - Sep 29
Russian
11 - Oct 13
Japan
25 - Oct 27
Mexico
1 - Nov 3
United States of America
15 - Nov 17
Brazil
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2019

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
15 - Mar 17
Australia Albert Park
29 - Mar 31
12 - Apr 14
26 - Apr 28
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
10 - May 12
23 - May 26
Monaco Monte Carlo
7 - Jun 9
21 - Jun 23
France Paul Ricard
28 - Jun 30
Austria Red Bull Ring
12 - Jul 14
United Kingdom Silverstone
26 - Jul 28
Germany Hockenheimring
2 - Aug 4
Hungary Hungaroring
30 - Sep 1
6 - Sep 8
Italy Monza
20 - Sep 22
27 - Sep 29
Russian Sochi Autodrom
11 - Oct 13
25 - Oct 27
1 - Nov 3
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
15 - Nov 17
Brazil Interlagos
29 - Dec 1
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar