Lewis Hamilton has promised that he will be more prepared this season than ever, and has lost five kilograms compared with the same time last year, in a year where he has an opportunity to break several Schumacher’s records.
Hamilton won his sixth championship title last year and earned most points in a single season (413), and with an announcement that in 2020 he will be even better, he set himself an ambitious goal that will not be easy to achieve.
The Briton wants to win a seventh title this year to equal Michael Schumacher, and may break his records in the number of wins and podiums.
“Right now, I’m at peace with where I am now. I can focus and build my mind and body so I can come back year after year,” Hamilton said earlier this year.
“This year I will be a machine, on a different level than ever before!”
A few days before the start of preseason testing, Hamilton showed his form and said he had the best winter in training and is five kilograms lighter than at the same time last year.
“This has been one of the best winters I’ve had training,” said Hamilton.
“Last year I arrived into testing with a lot of water weight and around 78kg. This year, I’m at a better weight of 73kg.”
“Still have more fat to burn off and more muscle to add but on the way. Consistency is key! If you are wanting to get in shape, you can do it. Just depends how much you want it. Let’s go guys.”
In the turbo hybrid era, which began in 2014, Hamilton has never achieved less than nine wins and 13 podiums, and if he repeats or surpasses that feat this year he will break Schumacher’s 155 podium record (currently 151) and 91 victories (currently 84).
Also, Hamilton is currently in the 33 race point-scoring streak, and if he wins at least a point in Australia, he will break his current 33-race streak (Japan 2016 – France 2018).
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