After securing the 2014 World Championship, Lewis Hamilton has hauled another trophy home and this time it signifies just how well the British sports world has been doing of late.
Hamilton took home the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award beating out other stellar champions named Rory McIlroy and Jo Pavey. Hamilton thanked his fans, team and family for their support and was very honored by the award and to be included with such great competitors.
Some interesting comments from Lewis at the BBC sharing some insight to his career as Hamilton said:
“I feel like I’ve got another seven years in F1,” he told BBC Sport.
“That’s the goal. I got the first title in 2008 and now a second title, so the sky is the limit from here.”
“I’ve just got to keep pushing.”
Lewis is 29-years-old and that would place him around 36-ish which seems to be a familiar age for F1 driver retirements with the likes of Mark Webber, Rubens Barrichello and others as they near 40. The next closest driver is Kimi Raikkonen at 35.
Chances are, if it is seven more years of Lewis Hamilton, this won’t be the only award Lewis wins. Perhaps a lifetime achievement award could be coming. Lewis said:
“I was really not expecting this,” added Hamilton, who was close to tears as he gazed at the names of past winners emblazoned on his trophy. “I never thought in a million years I would be up here standing with greats.”
“I don’t have a single trophy in my house, my dad has them all. But I think I’m going to keep this one.
“Rory has just blown everybody away, so I’m just taken aback by it. I feel very privileged to be representing the country.
“I came second twice, in 2007 and 2008, but just being there was humbling experience. Back then, I was much younger, so I perhaps I didn’t appreciate it as much as I do now.”
Reading the article, I was intrigued that Lewis doesn’t have any of his trophies he’s won. According to Lewis, his dad has them. Surely there is a room in hi Monaco home for the hardware? Way to go Lewis, well done.
Hat Tip: BBC Sport