Formula 1: Too early to talk about the title, says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton clinched his sixth victory out of eleven races this season after dominating the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday. He is 28 points clear of team-mate Nico Rosberg at the top of the Drivers' Championship rankings but remains cautious about his title chances. There are eight races remaining before the end of the season.

"To come away from the best holiday I have ever had and win was fantastic. To translate pole positions into wins is what I want to do," Hamilton said. "I felt good when I woke up today. I am the strongest and happiest I've ever been in my life. I love my job - it's the greatest job in the world." The British driver has secured 10 pole positions in the 11 races so far. Sunday's win also meant that Hamilton tied Ayrton Senna on 80 podium finishes, fourth on the all-time rankings behind Alonso (97), Prost (106) and Schumacher (155).

Hamilton will secure this season's Formula 1's pole position trophy, a prize that was introduced last year and was won by Rosberg. "The pole trophy is not particularly exciting but getting poles is definitely a great thing," Hamilton said. "Naturally, winning the World Championship is the goal. I would give up everything else, all the poles, the pole position trophy, for the World Championship so that's really the goal. But I'm really happy with how the qualifying has gone this year. It's been a huge step for me and here the plan was to try to convert that pole position and the speed that I had in qualifying into the race. I feel like I did that and I'm sure that there will be areas to improve on which I will continue to try to work on."

Lewis Hamilton is 1.12 at Bet365 to win the Drivers' Championship this season, while Nico Rosberg is 6.00 to clinch the title.

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  • Serbia rikimartin4444


    It is normal that Lewis Hamilton is cautious in his statements. He is fantastic this season, he has 6 victory from 11 races. In the remaining eight races, I think Hamilton will win another four at least. He has a much better car than opponents from other teams. I hope more exciting races till the end of the season.

  • Alexa Alexa


    This statement was expected.Lewis Hamilton is very experienced driver so he knows that in 2 bad races everything can change.He is big favourite for the title,but it definitely aint no over yet.Rosberg is always a threat,if Lewis makes mistake or two,situation coul become much different.

  • Ukraine timidi


    Lewis Hamilton is big sportsman and this statement is in that spirit but we all know that he will be champion at the end of the year. Formula 1 is not interesting anymore and I think that they need to change something about that and that must be very soon. I think that they are losing fans and whole Formula 1 is not exciting like it was maybe ten years ago... they should do something about that.

  • Macedonia seculla


    I'm pretty sure that even he is telling this, even Lewis Hamilton knows that the job is almost done and that he will be the champion in Formula 1 this year. Also, Mercedes are by far the best team this season and there is no other team that can reach them. I hope that next season there will be more interesting with more "fights".

  • Brazil advoghado


    Undoubtedly Lewis Hamilton is the favorite to win this season, but he did not want to admit this thought in public and he is right. He has a very good car in his hands and Mercedes a great team doing all the work properly. Some fans of Formula 1 said that currently the technology in cars decreased thrill in racing, may be true, but still I like to wake up in the morning to watch on TV the Formula 1.

  • Bulgaria sharpe


    Too early for talks or not but Hamilton will be once again Formula 1 champion. Maybe he's just superstitious but anyway he's not has enough competition from the others at the moment. I mean Nico Rosberg who is the only one who drive a similar car but he's just not mentally strong enough to be a champion. I don't like at all Lewis Hamilton as a person and because of the strong British lobby in Formula 1 but he will be champion again.

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