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Hamilton: When I came into F1 I was still a boy

Lewis Hamilton discusses his personal journey through F1 and in life stating how his focus has changed from simply wanting to win races and championships to creating an impact beyond just Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton discusses how his approach to life has drastically changed from when he first entered the sport. Joining the F1 paddock in 2007 as a 22-year-old, Hamilton has since gone on to cement himself as one of the sport's greatest drivers, winning seven world championships. He has also changed a great deal personally, something he believes has helped him achieve what he has achieved today. "I have grown a lot as a person, not changed but more evaluated in a positive way I think," Hamilton told SportWeek. "Over the years I have gained more knowledge, more responsibility and a better idea of what I can do for others. "When I came into Formula 1 I was still a boy. I was only thinking about driving, driving and driving again and nothing else. I wasn't thinking about the environment. "At that time, I was only focused on winning championships. So from the beginning to now, I've been on a journey, so now I understand better why I'm here." Hamilton also describes how he played dual roles in 2020, playing the part of a racing driver and social activist. "Take the 2020 championship. I gave everything to be a champion and at the same time I did everything I could in the fight against racism," he stated. "I drew attention to those issues and the eyes of the crowd gave me extra strength when I was racing on the track. "It's not just about winning, but also about bringing something bigger. This year I also learned a lot about myself."

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