‘Never give up on your goals’

LEWIS HAMILTON has passed on invaluable advice to future Mercedes stars.

Seven-time world champion questions from junior racers is Silver Arrow launch their new W13 car at Silverstone on Friday.

Lewis Hamilton takes questions from junior racers


Lewis Hamilton takes questions from junior racersCredit: YouTube: Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team
Alex Powell quizzes the seven-time champion


Alex Powell quizzes the seven-time championCredit: Twitter @ F1

Hamilton37, asked by 14-year-old Alex Powell how to inspire budding kids in other parts of the world.

“I’m from the Caribbean and that’s where I started my go-kart career,” says Powell.

“In my limited capacity, I try to encourage others from the Caribbean to achieve their goals.

“But given your experience as a seven-time world champion, what advice would you give them?”

Hamilton replied: “First, I think, I commend you for that, and I think it’s really just believing in yourself.

“If you have a goal, if you have ambition, never lose sight of it and stay focused.


“Each one of you has a unique ability and I can see all the dynamics in your eyes, which really connects us because we’ve all had that ability since the very beginning. very young.

“And I really think, like I said, never give up on your dreams, never give up on your goals.

“It takes hard work and dedication so, you know, stay focused and give it your all.

“And naturally, I think the most important thing is education. Make sure you study hard – because that’s the foundation on which we can do what we’re doing in cars. have today.”

I never said I would stop

Lewis Hamilton

Hamilton also debunked the retirement rumors that had surrounded him throughout the season.

Brit said: “I never said I would stop. I love doing what I do, and it’s been a privilege to work with this large group of people.

“You really feel like you’re part of a team and part of a family, working towards that common goal. There’s nothing like it.

“But yeah… that was obviously a difficult time for me, and it was a time when I really needed to take a step back and focus on the present. I have family to be around and create. great moments.

“And finally I got to a point where I decided to attack another season, and work with Toto. [Wolff] and George [Russell].

“It’s been exciting to see George come in and bring his energy. I’ve been able to feel it throughout the team. I think it’s going to be an exciting season.”

Hamilton, 37, is gearing up for the new season with George Russell


Hamilton, 37, is gearing up for the new season with George RussellCredit: PA ‘Never give up on your goals’


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