Lewis Hamilton ‘Just Chilling’ on Way to Brazil GP Win

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Lewis Hamilton made it look easy.

With terrible conditions hitting the Brazilian Grand Prix due to a persistent rain, the three-time F1 World Champion  led lights-to-flag for his 52nd career victory and now sits alone in second on the all-time wins list (Michael Schumacher is first with 91).

In what looked to be a difficult race, the 31-year-old Briton didn’t see it that way.

“For me I was generally just chilling up front,” Hamilton said. “When it rains, that’s usually a good day for me and today was tricky for everyone. There were definitely opportunities for aquaplaning, which everyone did.

“I want to say a big thank you to my team because we’re creating history in this team. This year, the stuff that we’ve done, the results that we’ve got, it’s just so incredible.

“It was kind of interesting to hear in the race how many people behind were spinning, but I didn’t have that problem so I’m very happy about it.”

Hamilton, who now trails Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by 12 points heading to Abu Dhabi, maintained the mindset that he has to keep doing what has got him back into the title fight – hunt.

“I’m hunting, I’m hunting. All I can do is do what I’m doing right now,” Hamilton continued.

“The team is giving me a great car and finally the reliability is being really good, the results are really showing that. I’m going to go and give it all I’ve got. Abu Dhabi is generally a really good track for me.

“Right now I’m just going to live in the moment. This has been my dream since the first time I watched Ayrton (Senna) race. It’s the 44th grand prix here (Hamilton carries No. 44) so it’s kind of a lucky weekend.”

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.

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