Hamilton is surely on a roll after securing his fourth F1 World Drivers’ Championship a year after missing out behind to his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Ferrari’s Sebestian Vettel was meant to be his closest rival this year but after a fantastic first half, he fell short in the later half, thanks to reliability issues in the second half of the season.
According to Hamilton, this season was equal to his first F1 season, when he drove his McLaren to second place behind Kimi Raikkonen.
“This has definitely been my strongest year of driving,” Hamilton said.
Hamilton bagged nine Grand Prix victories in all to take his career tally to 62, second on the all-time list behind Michael Schumacher.
“[I have] a lot of plans, a lot of things that you’ll see come together over the next couple of years,” Hamilton told the BBC.
“I think I am a big part of the culture I bring to F1, where I’m from.
“[It’s about] appreciating that more in other locations. Admiring that.
“The charity stuff I’ve done before, but I’m really starting to focus on the future as my time comes to an end in F1, putting things in place for that part of my future.”