"Niki Lauda said I couldn't do it"

14-04-2021 12:54 | Updated: 14-04-2021 13:30
by GPblog.com
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Niki Lauda said I couldn't do it

Lewis Hamilton is known as a driver who focuses on multiple hobbies. Although he has a busy life in Formula 1, we regularly see activities on his social media that have less to do with racing. The Englishman doesn't see this as a problem though.

The seven-time world champion has had quite a few years of success in the last decade. Despite this, Hamilton managed to pick up other activities as well. "People try to make it look easy, but it's not," Hamilton told Sky Sports. "I think I have more commitments than any driver. Finding the right balance is the hardest thing."

In doing so, Hamilton states that he doesn't like it when people suggest he is distracted by other things. "I've shown several times in my career that I can do it. For example, once when I was in New York for a fashion show and then had to fly straight to the circuit. Niki Lauda said I couldn't do it, but then I took pole position in qualifying and everyone said: ah, you can do it. It's up to me to set those limits."

Competition Red Bull Racing

The Mercedes driver left the opening weekend in Bahrain with a positive feeling by taking first place. Despite this, he must seriously consider competition from Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen this season, starting next weekend in Imola.

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