Lewis Hamilton joins his idol Ayrton Senna

Winner in Austin and now triple world champion, Lewis Hamilton has joined his idol Ayrton Senna on the list of winners.

Published on 26/10/2015 à 00:19

Pierre Tassel

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Lewis Hamilton joins his idol Ayrton Senna

His success on the Circuit of The Americas in Austin on October 25, 2015 will undoubtedly remain in the memory of Lewis Hamilton. The Briton, who notably took advantage of an error by his teammate Nico Rosberg on the 48th lap to take the lead of the event, won his third world title after 2008 and 2014, and joined his idol Ayrton Senna, crowned in 1988, on the list of winners. , 1990, and 1991.

“It’s hard to find the words. I owe everything to my father and my family who supported me all these years and sacrificed so much. It's a humbling experience for me, especially matching Ayrton Senna. I feel very lucky today. It's the greatest moment of my life. It's just crazy to think that I'm now a three-time world champion. » admits the driver of the No. 06 W44 Hybrid.

The winner of the day, however, thought on several occasions that the race was lost, notably against his teammate Rosberg. “Nico was very fast, and he stopped under the virtual safety car... but never for a second did I think I couldn't do it. Nico had a fantastic race, I have crazy respect for him as a teammate. »

Find the report and analysis of the United States Grand Prix, produced by our special correspondents in Austin, in issue 2035 of AUTOhebdo, available this evening in digital version, and from this Wednesday on newsstands.

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