(Motorsport-Total.com) – With his 34 Years, Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is one of the oldest drivers in the current driver field. Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull) and Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) are twelve years younger in comparison. Rookie Lando Norris is the youngest with just 20 years. What does Hamilton remember when he looks back at this age?
“Of course my 19 – I am very immature, I generally lacked a lot of knowledge about the way things are going in the world and used to be it means being a crew, a great team player, if I knew would have used to be I now know if I was with 19 Years have been pretty great “, the world champion analyzes his younger self.
A lot has happened since then:” I just grew a lot during this time, used to be natural. But me I'm pretty sure it's the same for everyone. ” At his age the 34 – year-old does not see a narrative – even if at the Grand Prix of Brazil the oldest driver on the podium with Carlos Sainz (McLaren) young 25 Was years old.
“I don't feel like it's a big issue right now,” says Hamilton. “I don't feel old at all. On the contrary, I still feel very light on my feet, healthier than ever, if I'm honest.” This may also be due to his vegan lifestyle , which the Brit has sworn by for a few years.
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The Mercedes driver admitted: “Of course I had with 25 years the age on my side since sometimes even a little more, but I lacked the knowledge and experience that I now have. You can't just skip that. There is no quick way to get to the experience and knowledge I have today. “
And, according to Hamilton, this way never stops. So every year he tries to exploring new ways, “how I can be more healthy, how I can concentrate more, how I can have more energy.” That is why the world champion emphasizes: “It does not scare me in the least and I am happy that it is these boys There are people who are now coming up. “