Lewis Hamilton is determined to make his dream of Formula One racing in Africa a reality. The seven-time world champion has stated that he is pushing hard behind the scenes to make it happen. Hamilton has a massive fan following in the continent, and he considers racing there to be a significant ambition in his illustrious career. Rumours have been circulating that former South African Grand Prix host venue Kyalami could rejoin the calendar in the future. Hamilton said it is a “huge dream” for him to race in the continent.
Miami is set to host the second F1 event of the season, while Las Vegas has been added to the schedule for the first time. Hamilton will be aiming to return to his winning ways after a 2022 season without a single victory. The Mercedes driver has asserted that retirement is not on his mind, and he plans to continue racing for a while yet.
Hamilton has found inspiration in the message from Milwaukee Bucks’ NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo. He reposted a widely shared video in which the Greek player said, “It’s not a failure, it’s a step to success.” Hamilton could relate to the NBA star’s response, stating that people should not be complacent when asking about failure as success is made up of numerous failures. He believes that mistakes are lessons that can help one grow and learn on the road to becoming a champion.
Hamilton received a boost to his confidence earlier this year when he finished second behind Max Verstappen at the Australian Grand Prix. However, his fortunes took a dip last weekend, and he could only manage a sixth-placed finish in Azerbaijan. The man who holds countless F1 records will look to make amends in Miami as he chases his eighth world title.
Hamilton is not content with merely revelling in the success he has already achieved. The Briton continues to push his limits and relentlessly pursues new challenges. He aims to use his platform to inspire others and break new ground for F1. Racing in Africa is a dream that he hopes to turn into a reality soon.