If you don't have the balls to brake late, that's your problem.— Lewis Hamilton
The most empowering Lewis Hamilton quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
In racing there are always things you can learn, every single day.
There is always space for improvement, and I think that applies to everything in life.
Obviously I am not happy but they can throw what they want at me, I will come back stronger.
I have no fear of death, so I don't think about it.
I love the adrenalin kick that danger brings. Others get their kicks bungee jumping from tall buildings. I'm very, very competitive. I want to be the best at everything I do. It's not driving - it's everything - it might be playing my guitar, I try to be the best at it as I possibly can.
My saying is; We win and lose together. I think that really does apply to both my fans, family and the team.
Personally I feel for the fans because I remember the period of time when Michael Schumacher was winning. I remember waking up in the morning to watch the start of the race and then going to sleep, and then waking up when it ended because I already knew what would happen. I am pretty sure a lot of people were doing that today.
I always want to be the best at what I do.
As a kid, whatever I was doing, if I was playing football or whatever I was applying my energy to at the time, I always wanted to do it to the best of my abilities. And I was always interested in finding out how I could do it better.
Formula One was a very dangerous sport.
It still is dangerous. But the danger factor is also the exciting part.
I always remind myself if I'm having a down day because of a bad race it's not just me. That feeling I'm having is shared by my family, the team and my fans. When we win they feel the joy as well. That's why I say we win and lose together, and I definitely couldn't do it without them.
What people tend to forget is the journey that I had getting to Formula One.
There were plenty of years where I had to learn about losing and having bad races.
When you're driving, the helmet squashes your hair, so you don't really have a hairstyle. When you get out, you're sweating and your hair is a mess.
It is actually quite exciting when you're flying headfirst into a barrier — the initial part, the initial part is actually quite fun, especially when you hit the gravel trap and you get some air, and then you see it coming and you think 'erk — it's gonna hurt!'
My Bridgestone tire blows out on a day that Ferrari wins? Smells too convienent to me.
Nothing can really prepare you for when you get in the Formula One car.
Knowing that you're driving a multimillion-dollar car, and if you crash it it's going to cost a lot of money, and they might not give you another chance, is scary.
I don't feel I need to come and drive the race of Lewis Hamilton's life.
I think I've driven pretty well this year and I plan to drive Lewis Hamilton's best this weekend.
I feel like I've been blessed with the ability to do what I do and I guess, I ultimately want to be remembered for being an out-and-out racer; just driving at the seat of my pants and doing it the right way and winning for the right reasons. The right values.
TO be racing in Formula One with Mclaren has been the ultimate goal for me. It's a dream come true.
We have 21 races in the year and Monaco is the one that you want to win.
Michael [Schumacher] was a phenomenal driver but for me, Ayrton Senna was the greatest ever. If I could get one world championship that would be great; if I could win three, the same number as Ayrton did, that would be a dream. But I want to be the best driver there has ever been.
I think grooming is definitely undervalued by men.
We all expect women to be fully groomed, which they do. But I also think it's just as important for a man to look fresh and clean.
My brother and I are always playing F1 on the PlayStation and now I am going to be in one of those cars on the games!
Normally, racing drivers come from a long line of previous successful sports people.
I always thought, if I can affect one kid and help him or her fulfil their dreams, that would be kinda neat, so I want to ensure that I'm remembered in a good way.
As long as you win Monaco, that's the one.
In my ten years of Formula One, I've only won here once. This is my second time.Every year, it feels like this is your Achilles heel. You almost have it and then you don't. It's such a hard race to win.
I was trying to control myself because I wanted to just park the car and jump out and do cartwheels. The next dream is to win the world championship.
Im an extremist so Im either hated or loved.
I think its down to when I first got to Formula One not always knowing what I was saying, saying things that mean one thing but people were taking the other way and then people dont forget.
I can't go to the cinema. I go to the bathroom in a petrol station and people come in there for autographs. It's tough but I knew that was going to be the case.
It was my 44th win [in Monaco]; 44 is my race number; and it's been my number since I was 8. And it's my family's number as well. So it was a special day, for sure.
I enjoy trying to develop a car and Mercedes are one of the biggest car manufacturers in the world.
During the race, we lose 2-4 kilos of liquids.
There's so much more power, so you're short-shifting all the way down into fifth, sixth, seventh before you can get the full throttle. But great fun otherwise.
That's the great thing about today, having smartphones to stay in touch and share experiences. Knowing that whilst there may be thousands of miles between you, it's almost like they're there. That's the coolest thing, and that's how I stay in touch with the people that are important to me.
My brother was told that he wouldn't walk, that he wouldn't be able to play drums, that he wouldn't be able to race a car - and he's done all those things. He's defied the odds, defied disability. I look at him and I'm so inspired, by his mentality and by how incredible the body and the mind are. There's really nothing you can't do. My brother has proved that.
When I think about greatness I just know Ayrton Senna. He was great.
I went blonde which killed my hair. It was a disaster. I think it was neat to do it for a bit.
I feel like people are expecting me to fail, therefore, I expect myself to win.
I want to crush everyone. I want to outsmart everyone.
I take as much time as I need. I want to be fresh and smelling good.
One time I didn't leave my hotel room for four days, I was so stuck in my head.
But now, with maturity and age, I've realized that winning isn't everything. It's very much about the journey, particularly in my sport. There are so many people on my team, and I've got to be conscious of them. So while winning is definitely the ultimate goal, the lessons learned when I don't win only strengthen me.
When people ask me that, I say I don't want to be remembered. It means I'm no longer around.
I grew up going to the store, seeing the products [of L'Oréal ], seeing the commercials and the ambassadors. I never in a million years thought I'd be associated with them.
I know my boundaries. I know the limits to the car.
I don't aspire to be like other drivers - I aspire to be unique in my own way.
I don't know if you've ever been skiing, but if you go to the slope you'll see all these kids fearlessly zooming by. It's only when we get older that fear creeps in. But for me, it just never has. And when it comes to racing, it's always about who is willing to go further, who is willing to take that extra step. I'm willing to take any amount of pain to win. I'm hungry like you.
I have so much music to release, but I'm meticulous.
I'm like, "You've got to redo that part, redo that part." And people are like, "Just forget that and go ahead with it." But it's all about perfection, about trying to make it as good as you can.
I've tried lots with my hair. Obviously I used to have it as a number one all over, super easy, but then I started to grow it out. I had an afro and then I got rid of the sides.
When I look at pictures from when I was younger, I think, "Holy crap, what the hell was I wearing?" I've made it a real mission to fully understand what fashion is all about. I love going to these shows because I love seeing creativity. So when I get to meet these fashion designers, I'm kind of like, "Where did you get the idea to make this? What were you thinking?" Some of that stuff is so crazy and loud.
I love it in the States. The roads are big, the food is big. If it was possible to be in L.A. and still live my racing life, I would move now.
You just need to be accepted for who you are and be proud of who you are and that is what I'm trying to do.
Now each race is different every time because it's a different journey to get to it - the difficulties you faced getting the car into that position. I manage myself. I chose my team myself. So there's a huge satisfaction for me.