The British driver thanked the Mercedes Benz team and those around him for surrounding him with work and energy.
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) broke the record for victories in Formula 1 held by German Michael Schumacher on Sunday and acknowledged that “it will take him some time to assimilate.”
The six-time champion of the category prevailed with authority in the Grand Prix of Portugal which was held at the Autodromo Internacional del Algarve.
“It’s going to take me some time to sink in. I’ve been shooting until the last moment and I’m still in career mode. I can’t find the words, “he said right after finishing the test.
Hamilton had words of appreciation for his team and for his environment. “First of all, I want to say that I owe it to all the people who are here and in the factory, who do a tremendous job, innovating and pushing limits,” he said.
And he expanded the concept: “Here we are all pushing, nobody sits and relaxes, and that is the most incredible thing. Being surrounded by all that inspires you. Today was tough, but the key was the temperature. “
He pointed out that they told him that “it was going to rain at the beginning” and explained that it came out “well”, but in the seventh corner he had “a brutal oversteer”, he lifted “his foot a lot” and could not maintain the first position, which he later recovered.
Hamilton celebrated victory 92 after having to overcome in the race “a cramp in the right calf”.
The English pilot acknowledged that “he could only dream of being” where he is right now.
“I did not have a crystal ball when I chose this team, with these great people, all rowing in the same direction, and that is what leads to success,” he said.
With information from EFE