Hamilton sealed his third F1 World Drivers’ Championship with the team with two races to spare, triumphing over Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel.
Four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said the 2017 season was a key year for him and he worked hard to raise the bar against arch-rival and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel.Lewis Hamilton claims he beat Sebastian Vettel in 2017 because his team had a fresher and better attitude.
The 32-year-old Hamilton, who races for Mercedes-Amg finished the 2017 Formula One season at the top with 363 points ahead of four-time world championship holder Vettel who ended the year with 317 marks.
Hamilton told Sky Sports , I would say I was more assured of myself this year.”
“I think that comes from a lot of different things: getting older, confidence in your work ethic, relationships with the guys you’re working with.
“We had a bullet-proof plan and structure of how we were doing things, a new resurfaced positive energy in the team that hadn’t been there for a while.”
“If I don’t he will and also he’s going to be consistent because he’s a four-time world champion so I’ve got to be even better and try to raise the bar every time,” Hamilton added.
“I would say I was more assured of myself this year. I think that comes from a lot of different things. Getting older. Confidence in your work ethic, relationships with the guys you’re working with,” the 2,610 career points holder said.
Hamilton and Vettel will both be aiming to become a five-time world champion next season, and viewer expects the fight to be even closer than it was for most of 2017 because it will be the second year of the new rules that introduced faster and more demanding cars this season.