Lewis Hamilton eager to ‘put things right’ and finish F1 2019 on a high
Lewis Hamilton has vowed to complete a sparkling year in a high at the weekend Abu Dhabi GP, declaring that he needs to”put things right” after a disappointing final race in Brazil.
In a effort full of highs – Hamilton has won exactly half F1 2019’s 20 races so far and wrapped up his sixth name earlier this month – Interlagos was most definitely a non for the Englishman as, following an intense conflict with Max Verstappen, he crashed into Alex Albon in the other Red Bull and has been passed a rare podium-losing penalty.
Even though Hamilton arrives to get the Yas Marina season-closer at a relaxed mood, he’s also”trying for perfection” – so is keen to bounce back after Brazil and learn by his mistakes.
“Brazil wasn’t an excellent one,” explained Hamilton. “But I think that it’s really important to often acknowledge the excellent parts of the weekend as opposed to just always concentrate on the negatives.
“Naturally the drawback of it, not ending in the place I must have, third or second, plus the failures and the mistakes – it’s very good to admit those too, but it’s great to take away the positives.
“You will find lots of positives to take from the weekend however, I do not need another weekend like this. So I will put things right this weekend and we’ll only continue to go full steam ahead.”
Although Hamilton and Mercedes are marginally outshone – particularly in non – since the summer season, 2019 continues to be another phenomenal year for F1’s dominating force, something that the champion says that they ought to really be”very pleased” about.
“It’s crazy to believe this is the last race,” Hamilton said. “It’s a long season and it has always been an unbelievable season for us. I believe we’ll be quite proud of what we’ve done together as a group when we return at our performances, which we’ve never done just yet.
“What is brilliant is that our heads are down we’re focusing on how we could enhance and there’s not a second where we believe we are perfect.”
However, with the two targeting renewed title challenges year, and Ferrari and Red Bull improving, Hamilton says Mercedes and he need to get better.
He added:”We’re continuing to have a look at where we can improve this past year, as we will need to continue to try to elevate the bar, which isn’t simple with a season like this.
“We are still striving for perfection so our aim is to attempt to do a better year next season, somehow. We have no clue what’s to come and what obstacles we’ll come face to face with but I really do believe this is the best team we’ve ever been the most combined we have been, and many focused.”
This 2019 F1 season’s last race occurs at Abu Dhabi that weekend, and will be exclusively live on Sky Sports F1.