Lewis Hamilton frustrated by lack of success in the Formula One world
Briton Lewis Hamilton, who will participate in his 100th Formula One Grand Prix at Hockenheim, will be reluctant to celebrate even if he wins the German Grand Prix this Sunday. The root of Lewis Hamilton’s frustration comes from under par support from McLaren, disappointing form and last but not least luck.
The McLaren driver grabbed the second spot on the Championship table in his debut season 2007 and won the world title in the very next season. However, the following years have been very anti-climatic for Lewis Hamilton. In summary, Lewis Hamilton has been upstaged by Sebastian Vettel.
There seems to be a void of success in Lewis Hamilton’s career, something the British driver admitted during a press conference at the circuit on Thursday. Lewis Hamilton confessed with a “yes” that he could have achieved more in his career.
“But if I didn't feel that, I wouldn't be the driver that I am,” Lewis Hamilton added. “I can't deny it, putting aside the fact that I'm very proud and grateful that I've had the chance to be competitive in a competitive car.
“Every year, I feel like I've prepared myself and had the mental ability and skill to have won more but, just with the circumstances, we haven't been able to do so. It's been a tough 10 or 15 years for this team.
“I'm waiting for that time when they have their highest point. I hope at some stage it's our turn.”
Lewis Hamilton was the youngest Formula One driver and the first black man to win the Championship title. The 27-year-old’s victory in 2008 was followed by a fifth place finish in 2009. The descent in his Championship results continued with a fourth place finish in 2012 and fifth place finish in 2011.
“I don't think I'm excited simply because it's my 100th grand prix,” Lewis Hamilton said. “I don't think it's good to celebrate getting older. To think I've done 100 Grand Prixs feels so unreal.
“I didn't keep track of my tenth or my twentieth or my fiftieth grand prix, but to get to 100 is important. It would definitely mean a lot to me to win my 100th but I'm just looking for the (race) win.”
“When you're having a good time, time flies by and the years have gone by very quickly. I'm in my sixth year of Formula One, it's insane,” Lewis Hamilton added.