Lewis Hamilton looks back with satisfaction on his victory in Qatar, but is especially happy how his last two races have gone. It was ‘important’ in these races to close the gap, but there is no time to sit back: “The last two races we have to perform even better.”
Hamilton started from pole position in Qatar and did not have a very exciting afternoon. That was good news for him, because he took the win and again narrowed the gap to Max Verstappen. That had shrunk to fourteen points after Brazil, now there are only eight. With two races to go, Hamilton still has plenty to fight for.
“The past two weeks have been fantastic,” Hamilton told Sky Sports. “It was just amazing. But there is no time to celebrate. I saw next week be with the team again and tomorrow training starts again. It was very important to close the gap in these races. They are still very fast,” Hamilton is still wary of Red Bull.
“You can tell by the fastest lap and the fact that they overtook others quite quickly with both cars,” he explains. “So we still have some work to do.”
The pressure is now on to only go to the races in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi. That it is so intense makes Hamilton happy. “I enjoy it. I enjoy the fight and the pressure it puts on you and the team. The last two races we have to perform even better. We really have to show the best of ourselves,” concludes the Mercedes driver.