Hamilton on the verge of taking the 2014 F1 championship

Lewis Hamilton has been hitting motorsport headlines all year round. The British Grand Prix driver is poised to become this year’s champion. Hamilton only needs to finish the Sao Paolo Grand Prix in third place and come second in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Brazilian Grand Prix ends on Sunday, 9 November 2014. Hamilton is leading the 2014 Grand Prix standings with 316 points. His team Mercedes compatriot Nico Rosberg is second with 292 points. Even if Rosberg wins the remaining two races, Hamilton will still receive the champion crown on the strength of the aforementioned probabilities.

Winning is all Hamilton wants

In the 2014 season, Hamilton has won 10 races while Rosberg has four wins. Nonetheless, Hamilton is going for nothing but victory. Despite the fact that anything can happen is sports, Hamilton is very optimistic. Rosberg, on the other hand is not perturbed at all. A string of misfortunes has seen him retire in the British and Singaporean races earlier in the year. The Abu Dhabi race has a strange twist to it. The world motorsport body FIA has agreed to the award of double points to the winner in the last event. That would make it difficult for Hamilton. It means that he must win in both events.

The Brazilian test

Surprisingly, Hamilton has never won a race in Brazil. He, however, admits that the spirit of Ayrton Senna inspires him to perform wonders at the Brazilian Grand Prix. Hamilton says that Senna inspired him during childhood. He has always wanted to be like Senna. Brazilian fans love Hamilton. Moments after his arrival in Brazil for the 2014 race, he received a football shirt with his name emblazoned on it. Fans jokingly said that they would even consider giving Hamilton a Brazilian passport. This would make him one of their own. Ayrton Senna was one of the most successful Brazilian Formula One champion.

Sad memories

Hamilton still has sad memories of the Belgian Grand Prix. During the race, he was involved in a collision with Nico Rosberg, his teammate. He had to retire while Rosberg finished second. The German later apologized. The collision occurred in the second lap of the race. Rosberg was trying to overtake Hamilton. The front wing of his racing car hit the rear left tyre of his team mate’s car. The result was a damaged wing and a puncture. Hamilton had no choice but to retire.

 

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