- Tough challenge from Lewis’ wins target
- Mercedes led whole Spanish race from start
- Reports he was boosted by a cancer boy’s letter
BARCELONA, Spain – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton believes Formula 1 history is about to be made thanks to his team’s fifth 1-2 finish from the first five races of the 2019 season.
Hamilton started second behind team mate Valtteri Bottas but seized the lead from pole-starter Valtteri Bottas and drove, essentially unchallenged, to end and was later quoted as saying ”there is more to come”..
Hamilton said during the post-race media briefing: “I’m enjoying growing with this team and – it’s incredible what we’ve achieved in six or seven years but I plan on working to help it become the most successful team of all-time.
”That’s my current goal and my sole focus.”
CHALLENGING FERRARI’S RECORDS
He perhaps has a hard target to reach… news agency Reuters pointed out that there’s a long way to go: Sunday’s win was Mercedes’ 92nd (it didn’t race from from 1955-2010). Ferrari has won 235 times since 1951.
Ferrari has won a record 16 Constructors’ and 15 Drivers’ titles – but neither for more than 10 years. Mercedes? Five and seven respectively.
In a humble speech, Hamilton added: “Today I was super-inspired by this young kid Harry who sent me a message. He was, kind of, my spirit angel today.” Mercedes said the five-year-old has been diagnosed with cancer.
“We had sent him a card and a cap and I saw that (message) today before going into the race.”