Lewis Hamilton has spoken out about the decision that cost him his Formula 1 world title as the Mercedes driver bids to reclaim the crown ahead of the new campaign
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Lewis Hamilton says he is ready to ‘attack’ the new Formula 1 season after overcoming a bitter disappointment in Abu Dhabi.
Hamilton disappeared from public view for several months after he was crowned world champion by Max Verstappen.
But during the unveiling of the new Mercedes, Hamilton insists he is more motivated than ever.
“I never said I would stop,” Hamilton said. That’s what I like to do.
“It was a difficult time for me. I need to take a step back. I had my family with me and created special moments.
“But then came the time when I decided to attack again.”
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Hamilton is in his 10th season with Mercedes and is aiming for an eighth world title.
He continued: “The journey we have been on has been phenomenal. I don’t set any goals but the goal is always to win the world championship.”
Hamilton was denied his eighth title following a controversial call from race director Michael Masi in Abu Dhabi.
Masi was dropped from his post on Thursday and Mercedes boss Toto Wolff welcomed the changes, saying: “It feels a bit bizarre sitting here after winning the constructors’ championship eight times in a row. continue but there is obviously a shadow.
“It’s encouraging to see that action has been taken and I think those are the steps in the right direction.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/formula-1/lewis-hamilton-mercedes-launch-f1-26266000 Lewis Hamilton breaks silence on heartbreaking 'tough' title ahead of new F1 season