Lewis Hamilton revealed that the hunt to add to his legacy for an unprecedented eighth championship title begins this weekend at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Hamilton is a vocal supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement and recently said that he doesn’t want to be remembered only for his racing exploits. When asked how he would like to be remembered when he retires, he said “Gamechanger” or the “voice of equality.”
“Firstly, I’m kind of in a fortunate position where I’ve achieved most of the stuff I wanted to achieve up until this point,” Hamilton said.
After Hamilton signed only a one year deal with Mercedes this year and there is going to bound to be plenty of chatter about his future. Hamilton’s 2016 teammate Nico Rosberg said he didn’t think the contract extension would have a bearing on Hamilton’s performance this year.
“I don’t think it’s going to affect his performance this year,” Rosberg said. “It’s not going to hurt his performance on the way to becoming the greatest of all time statistically, and beating Michael Schumacher for that eighth title. Lewis knows how to focus.”