F1: The Making of Lewis Hamilton
How am I supposed to feel? I remember watching this sport when I was younger.
By Segun Precious
He has now won six world titles.
The 34-year old Briton of Jamaican origin, who lives in Switzerland to escape the British usurious tax system, is the man about the wheels.
When you talk about Formula One today, the poster boy is Lewis Hamilton. He thrives in this adrenalin-pumping sport.
For his dare-devil efforts, Lewis is worth about $55m and got signed for 39m Pounds for a year by Mercedes in 2018. And also some endorsements are fetching him good money, thanks to his good looks.
He has six world titles, latest being the one in 2019 and is the second-highest title winner.
Lewis is regarded as the most successful car racer with over 80 titles.
He had dated Pussy Cat Doll Singer, Nicole Scherzinger, 41, for seven years on and off until the relationship was finally ended in 2015.
“It’s beyond surreal that my life journey has brought me to this point in winning the sixth title,” he said.
“I don’t know how I am supposed to feel right now.
The 34-year-old said: “How am I supposed to feel? I remember watching this sport when I was younger. It’s odd to watch it and see someone in the TV set and now to be the person in the TV set and to be doing something like the great that I saw in Ayrton [Senna] and the great I saw in Michael.
“I don’t believe in the whole cloud nine things. I am flying super-high right now. I have my family with me. I don’t remember the last time my mum and dad and step mum and stepdad were at a Grand Prix, and I don’t think I’ve had them at World Championship Grand Prix before.
“I am really happy to share that with them – the people who have been at the core of who I am and sacrificed everything they have for me to have the life I have to do and have this opportunity.”