“I can continue winning for a long, long time, and I guess it ultimately depends if the fight remains within me”. After winning the second, I had the same thought of being thankful. Of course it is still there now.
“I think it’s definitely important to change a little bit some ideas for the vehicle, but I think that’s the way Williams is doing for next year”.
“It’s still a long way off, but it’s not impossible to think that I could potentially get somewhere near”.
Since 1970, when Emerson Fittipaldi began his F1 career, Brazil has won eight drivers’ championships – Fittipaldi two, Nelson Piquet three and Ayrton Senna three more long before Massa debuted in 2002, maintaining a run of 30 drivers on the grid.
“My thought process when I started racing was to make it into F1”, Hamilton says.
Hamilton was moved almost to tears earlier this season, when he received a replica race helmet from the Senna family collection as recognition for matching his late idol’s mark of 65 pole positions.
“My goal has never been to reach Michael, I always wanted to do something similar to Ayrton [Senna], so now I’m beyond that, the dream is expanding into an area I wasn’t planning”.
Stroll is excited to race around the legendary Interlagos track for the first time, but knows the attention this weekend will be on his team-mate as he races in his final Brazilian Grand Prix before he retires at the end of the season.
“I am grateful to be up there and among the real, real greats of the sport – not only among them but standing up there with them with four championships – and that is something I am very proud of”. “I’ve got at least one more year in me, probably more, and I have every plan to win more races”.