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Lewis Hamilton ‘very, very grateful’ for long-awaited 104th F1 win as he explains why it feels ‘different’ to all his others

Lewis Hamilton ‘very, very grateful’ for long-awaited 104th F1 win as he explains why it feels ‘different’ to all his others
Lewis Hamilton ‘very, very grateful’ for long-awaited 104th F1 win as he explains why it feels ‘different’ to all his others

“The first World Championship was incredible, but it was really hard to process it all at the age I was at. I think this weekend, and I think it’s just life… Your parents are getting older, we travel so much and time with family is a constant challenge.

“My niece and nephew are growing up and getting cuter and cuter, but I had them here this weekend and I think they all… We all try to be there for each other, even from a distance.

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“I know I’ve always had their support, but to see them there and share this experience… They wanted to be at my last race, the last British Grand Prix with this team that has been so incredible for us.

“I mean, Mercedes have obviously supported me since I was 13, so having them there and being able to share it with them was absolutely the most important thing.”

Hamilton then went on to detail the mental struggles he had experienced in the long period between his last two victories, addressing comments he had made immediately after the race that there were days when he “didn’t feel good enough”.