Hamilton happy not to be a player in the F1 silly season this year

18 September, 2013

Lewis Hamilton looking forward to his home race

Lewis Hamilton

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has admitted that not featuring in this year’s driver Formula 1 silly season has been a big weight off his shoulders.

A year ago, the 2008 world champion was a leading player in Formula 1′s high-stakes game of annual musical chairs, as he weighed up between staying at McLaren or moving to another team.

Now happily at Mercedes and on a three-year contract, the Briton said he has every intention of staying with the German team for that entire period and “hopefully even longer”.

Hamilton also admitted he has enjoyed being a mere spectator, as the ‘silly season’ played out instead with Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and others in the main roles.

“Last year, I tried my best to avoid it, but of course it was hard to deal with all the questions and the fact that I didn’t know what I was going to do,” he is quoted by Brazil’s Totalrace.

“It was taking my energy away from me, but it’s not like that anymore. It’s a great feeling to be in this position,” said Hamilton. “The difference is like night and day.” (GMM)

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  • Red Bull Cheats

    And he gets to keep his trophies!

  • F1 Fan For A Long Time

    and they don’t mess all his pitstops up

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