Lewis Hamilton is looking to overtake Michael Schumacher when it comes to World Championships, however the Briton stated that it wouldn't be the end of the world should he fail to do so this season.
The Mercedes driver has already overtaken the German in most statistical categories, however they both have the same amount of titles - seven. Hamilton currently trails Max Verstappen in the standings, and even though he may come up short this season, the Briton made it clear he and Mercedes are doing all that they can to try and come out on top.
"These rules have impacted us massively," Hamilton told BBC Radio. "We have had the engine scenario changed last year when we lost qualifying mode and then this new rule shift has hit us hardest.
"We are doing the best we can. The cost cap has come in, which has made it even harder for development. All I know is that, whatever the outcome, there has been an immense amount of growth and I am going to be here for longer than this year.
"It is not going to be the end of the world if we don't but we are going to give everything to make sure that we do."
Hamilton admits an eighth title is what he dreams of, though he knows it will be a tall order given how Red Bull have performed so far this season.
"It's what I dream of and am working towards," Hamilton added. "I am massively driven. But it's a tall order.
"Their performance has gone a little bit out of reach but we are working as hard as we can to close back up.
"When a challenge comes up, I face it head on. I have never run away from a fight. When we entered this season and we saw the challenge we had on, it was like, 'Game on, love this, this is what we live for.' It has been exciting."