Lewis Hamilton unveils new Mercedes car as he seeks SEVENTH F1 title to bring him in line with legendary Michael Schumacher
- Lewis Hamilton gets the first taste of the W11 during a shakedown test in Silverstone on Friday
- The 35-year-old British driver is offering this year to match Michael Schumacher’s record with seven world titles
- Hamilton is also only seven wins shy of the German record of 91 wins ever
- Hamilton has been associated with a switch to Ferrari, but is negotiating a new deal with Mercedes early on
Lewis Hamilton has unveiled the new Mercedes that he hopes will fire him to a record seventh Formula One World Championship.
The 35-year-old British driver will be introduced to his new machine on Friday during a shakedown test in Silverstone.
Hamilton offers this year to match Michael Schumacher’s record with seven world titles. He is also only seven wins shy of the German record ever of 91.
Lerwis Hamilton has unveiled the new Mercedes W11 car that he hopes will take him to a seventh world championship
The British driver gets the first introduction to his new machine during a shakedown test in Silverstone on Friday afternoon
“You don’t really feel any pressure at this time of year,” said Hamilton.
‘You are focused, but it’s about enjoying the moment.
‘The boys have worked so hard to put the car together and we are two, Valtteri (Bottas) and I, who can drive it.
Hamilton, 35, is also only seven victories shy from the German record ever of the Germans of 91 for the new F1 season
F1 SEASON START
Pre-season testing: February 19-21 and February 26-28, Barcelona
Date of first race: Sunday, March 15
Grand prize: Australia
Event location: Melbourne
“It’s pretty unbelievable and we can extend its wings today. It is a real privilege to be in this position. “
Hamilton returned to the Mercedes plant in Northamptonshire for the first time this Tuesday, after spending much of the low season in America.
He has entered the last 12 months of his £ 40 million-per-year deal, but is in early negotiations with Mercedes about a contract extension to stay with the team.
Hamilton has been associated with a switch to Ferrari, but the Italian giants renounced a move for the six-time world champion at their car launch in Italy on Tuesday.
Hamilton has been associated with a move to Ferrari, but he has started discussions with Mercedes about a contract extension beyond 2020
“This is my eighth year of driving for Mercedes, and the buzz is the same,” added Hamilton from the team that has won the last six championships for drivers and constructors.
‘They couldn’t have been more excited, enthusiastic or driven.
“That’s the most impressive thing. It can be easy to be relaxed today, but they are not. “
Hamilton will be in action during next week’s three-day winter test in Barcelona before opening his defense championship in Melbourne on March 15.