Lewis Hamilton draws inspiration from the past ahead of Hungarian GP

Lewis Hamilton expressed his sense of relief after securing his first victory with Mercedes at the 2013 Hungarian GP. At the time, there were doubts surrounding his career move to the team, but the win in Hungary proved to be a significant turning point.

Hamilton shared that the victory boosted his confidence in the team and validated his decision to join Mercedes. The triumph solidified his belief in the team’s potential and laid the foundation for a successful partnership that could see him break several records with Mercedes in the years to come.

Lewis Hamilton recalls 2013 Hungarian GP win ahead of Hungaroring showcase

The 7-time world champion took to his Instagram, posting pictures of his first-ever race win at the Hungaroring in the 2013 Hungarian GP. The post says, “Hungary 2013. First time I won with @mercedesamgf1. Always a fun time on this track. Felt good then, feels good now.”

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton’s victory at the 2013 Hungarian Grand Prix saw him clinch his fourth win in Hungary, having previously won the race in 2012, 2009, and 2007. With this triumph, he joined Michael Schumacher in holding the record for the most wins in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Additionally, Hamilton became the first British driver to secure a victory for Mercedes since the legendary Stirling Moss.

Hamilton is still in a contract impasse with Mercedes

Lewis Hamilton has provided an update on his contract negotiations with the team, but the situation remains unresolved. Hamilton’s current contract with Mercedes is set to end after the 2023 season, making him a free agent.

Despite previous statements from both Hamilton and Mercedes’ team principal Toto Wolff expressing their intentions to finalize a new contract early in the year, no official agreement has been announced as the summer break approaches. The negotiations continue, and fans eagerly await further developments.

During a media interaction before the Hungarian Grand Prix, reporters questioned Lewis Hamilton about the status of his contract negotiations and the possibility of an announcement.

“No, it’s very, very close,” he said. “It might be announced at the end of the year. I might keep you waiting! Honestly, I don’t have any more information for you to share. It’s with the lawyers, it continues to be with the lawyers, back and forth on things.”

When asked about his level of involvement in the contract negotiations, Lewis Hamilton revealed that he has deliberately chosen to take a step back from the process. He clarified that he is more of an interested observer rather than being directly engaged in the negotiations.

“I’ve not been part of it, the whole time,” he said. “I’ve been removed from it from the beginning. I’ve been wanting to focus on all the other things I have going on. The team has been working on it in the background. There’s no negotiation left. It’s just all the small bits.”

As the Hungarian Grand Prix nears, Lewis Hamilton is hopeful for a stronger performance at the twisty Hungaroring circuit with the Mercedes W14. Can he close the gap to Red Bull and regain his championship momentum? Stay tuned for the action-packed race and ongoing contract saga!

What are your views on Lewis’ contract? Do you think this will be the 7-time world champion’s last season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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