Perguntado sobre o futuro, Hamilton diz que "sente que está apenas começando"

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Com o heptacampeonato garantido, as atenções para Lewis Hamilton se voltam a discutir o seu futuro. Ainda sem contrato fechado com a Mercedes para a temporada 2021 da Fórmula 1, o assunto surgiu já na entrevista feita após o GP da Turquia. À transmissão mundial, o britânico disse que as campanhas antirracismo e de sustentabilidade da F1 estão entre as razões para que ele siga no esporte.

Após largar em sexto, Hamilton garantiu o sétimo mundial em alto estilo, com a vitória em meio a um caótico GP da Turquia.

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Mas próximo de iniciar as conversas com a Mercedes para finalizar o novo contrato, Hamilton disse que a luta antirracismo que a F1 vem fazendo e a busca do esporte para se tornar mais sustentável são parte dos motivos que o animam a seguir.

"Sinto que estou apenas começando. É muito estranho. Me sinto bem física e mentalmente. Vocês sabem que esse ano tem sido difícil para milhões de pessoas. E sei que as coisas parecem boas aqui, no meio do palco, mas não é diferente para nós atletas e esse tem sido um desafio que ainda não soube como superar".

"Mas com a ajuda de grandes pessoas ao meu redor, na equipe e meus fãs, eu consegui manter minha cabeça focada e espero que ano que vem seja melhor. Eu adoraria ficar. Sinto que posso contribuir muito aqui. Vocês sabem que estamos apenas começando".

"Eu trabalho para que todos tenham consciência de que, como esporte, temos que enfrentar e não ignorar os problemas humanos que cercam os países que visitamos e como podemos trabalhar com eles para ajudar a empoderar e fazer mudanças que estarão presentes daqui a 10, 20 anos. Quero ajudar a F1 e a Mercedes nessa jornada".

"E particularmente nessa luta por mais sustentabilidade do esporte, precisamos ser mais sustentáveis. Quero tentar ver se posso integrar isso, pelo menos na fase inicial, ficando um pouco mais".

Hamilton ainda foi perguntado sobre como ele faria para comemorar o heptacampeonato em meio às restrições da pandemia.

"Esse ano não tem sido fácil. Eu não saí para jantar nenhuma vez. Eu fico apenas na minha bolha e não tenho nada demais acontecendo além disso. Eu estava lutando por um campeonato então não queria correr riscos".

"Acho que nesse ano eu sacrifiquei mais do que em qualquer outro da minha vida. E isso tornou tudo mais difícil. Acredito que hoje eu vou pra casa e o mais emocionante que farei é assistir a corrida, tomar uma sopa e abrir uma garrafa de vinho".

"Eu vou esperar até o momento de poder ficar com a minha família e meus amigos, porque quero compartilhar isso com eles. Não fiz planos antes porque não queria colocar uma pressão desnecessária. Queria ver e fazer o trabalho que fiz hoje. Estou muito orgulhoso dessa".

"Tive muitos desafios pelo caminho. Me lembro de Mônaco 2008 e o que eu fiz na China em 2007 com aqueles pneus, perdendo o campeonato ali e tudo mais que me fez aprender para aplicar hoje. É foi isso que vocês viram na corrida".

Hamilton ainda falou sobre igualar a marca de Schumacher e o que o heptacampeão representa para ele.

"Eu falo sempre que isso é algo muito além dos meus sonhos. Mas acho que na minha vida inteira, eu secretamente pensava nisso. Mas parecia algo tão inalcançável. Eu me lembro de assistir Michael vencendo todos esses campeonatos e nós, pilotos, sempre queremos fazer o nosso melhor e conquistar, um, dois, até três, mas isso é algo muito difícil. Imagina sete!".

"Sete parecia algo inimaginável, mas quando você trabalha com um grande grupo como esse e você se comunica e confia uns nos outros, não há limite no que pode ser feito. E sinto muito orgulho do trabalho feito. E essa confiança toda vem com a experiência".

Veja imagens da celebração do hepta de Hamilton:

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate in Parc Ferme

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate in Parc Ferme<span class="copyright">Charles Coates / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate in Parc FermeCharles Coates / Motorsport Images

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc Ferme after becoming a world champion for the 7th time

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc Ferme after becoming a world champion for the 7th time<span class="copyright">Charles Coates / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc Ferme after becoming a world champion for the 7th timeCharles Coates / Motorsport Images

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, is congratulated by Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1, in Parc Ferme

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, is congratulated by Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1, in Parc Ferme<span class="copyright">Charles Coates / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, is congratulated by Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1, in Parc FermeCharles Coates / Motorsport Images

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Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG <span class="copyright">Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, celebrates on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position,

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, celebrates on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, <span class="copyright">Charles Coates / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, celebrates on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, arrives in Parc Ferme after securing his 7th world drivers championship title Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs out of his car after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, arrives in Parc Ferme after securing his 7th world drivers championship title Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs out of his car after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title<span class="copyright">Andy Hone / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, arrives in Parc Ferme after securing his 7th world drivers championship title Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs out of his car after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship titleAndy Hone / Motorsport Images

Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG and Sergio Perez, Racing Point celebrate on the podium

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG and Sergio Perez, Racing Point celebrate on the podium<span class="copyright">Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images</span>
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG and Sergio Perez, Racing Point celebrate on the podiumMark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG <span class="copyright">Charles Coates / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title<span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship titleSteven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, celebrates on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position,

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, celebrates on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, <span class="copyright">Charles Coates / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, celebrates on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, arrives on the podium after securing his seventh world drivers championship title

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, arrives on the podium after securing his seventh world drivers championship title<span class="copyright">Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, arrives on the podium after securing his seventh world drivers championship titleMark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title<span class="copyright">Charles Coates / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship titleCharles Coates / Motorsport Images

Charles Coates / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs out of his car after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs out of his car after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title<span class="copyright">Andy Hone / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, climbs out of his car after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship titleAndy Hone / Motorsport Images

Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, crosses the line to win the race and take his 7th World Championship

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, crosses the line to win the race and take his 7th World Championship<span class="copyright">Andy Hone / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, crosses the line to win the race and take his 7th World ChampionshipAndy Hone / Motorsport Images

Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Martin Brundle, Sky TV, interviews Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title

Martin Brundle, Sky TV, interviews Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title<span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Martin Brundle, Sky TV, interviews Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship titleSteven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, waves on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, waves on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title<span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, waves on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship titleSteven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position <span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position<span class="copyright">Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title, with Sergio Perez, Racing Point, 2nd position, and Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd positionMark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship title<span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, on the podium after winning the race, to take his 7th World Championship titleSteven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate on the podium

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate on the podium<span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate on the podiumSteven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate on the podium

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate on the podium <span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 and Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG celebrate on the podium Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme <span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme <span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with his team

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with his team<span class="copyright">Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with his teamGlenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Glenn Dunbar / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with the trophy

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with the trophy<span class="copyright">Andy Hone / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates on the podium with the trophyAndy Hone / Motorsport Images

Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1 <span class="copyright">Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1 Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1 <span class="copyright">Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Valtteri Bottas, Mercedes-AMG F1 Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Mark Sutton / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari and Sergio Perez, Racing Point

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari and Sergio Perez, Racing Point <span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari and Sergio Perez, Racing Point Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari

Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari <span class="copyright">Andy Hone / Motorsport Images</span>
Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1 celebrates his 7th World Championship title in Parc Ferme with Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Andy Hone / Motorsport Images

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position, congratulates Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc Ferme

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position, congratulates Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc Ferme<span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position, congratulates Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc FermeSteven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position, congratulates Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc Ferme

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position, congratulates Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc Ferme<span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 3rd position, congratulates Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, 1st position, in Parc FermeSteven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG and Sergio Perez, Racing Point celebrate on the podium

Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG and Sergio Perez, Racing Point celebrate on the podium<span class="copyright">Steven Tee / Motorsport Images</span>
Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, Race Winner Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes-AMG F1, Toto Wolff, Executive Director (Business), Mercedes AMG and Sergio Perez, Racing Point celebrate on the podiumSteven Tee / Motorsport Images

Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

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