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Incredible journey of Lewis Hamilton in season 2019
Hamilton heading towards more glory.Picture: f1 Vault

Hamilton shows no signs of slowing down.

For all the excitement around the younger generation in Formula 1 right now, it is one of the most experienced drivers who continues to set the standard.

By his own judgment, 2019 was Lewis Hamilton’s best season as he wrapped up a sixth drivers’ championship.

And as he homes in on Michael Schumacher’s record the signs are that he will keep getting better.

Hamilton has certainly not lost any of his speed as he enters his mid-thirties.

His pole position in Abu Dhabi can attest to that & over a decade of experience has helped him find a level of consistency that so many other drivers struggle to match.

He has also risen to the challenge of the likes of Verstappen and Leclerc after getting the better of Vettel in the past few years,

and it perhaps acts as further motivation to keep improving.

The Briton spoke in Abu Dhabi of how he worked on new techniques and set-ups in order to try and find more performance.

Within himself once the championship was won, and while he might have a target on his back, he is also within striking distance of matching the most successful driver in F1 history next season.

This was one of Hamilton’s great seasons, the Briton rebounding from a slightly off-colour start to the campaign to rattle off 11 wins – the final one coming in Abu Dhabi in what was his 250th Grand Prix and 73rd triumph this decade.

Eleven wins in a year equals his previous best, but his final points tally of 413 is his highest-ever single-season points total,while he also equals his record of 33 consecutive points finishes.

And it all came after a lacklustre start to the Yas Island weekend where he struggled to find a rhythm.

“I’m just so proud of everyone,” said Hamilton. “I’m so grateful for everyone who has continued to push. I felt great out there today and I feel so good right now.

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