British motorsport icon Lewis Hamilton, who etched his seventh Formula One championship last year, kicked off the 2021 season with a stunning victory at the Bahrain GP on Sunday.
While he equals the record seven championship titles with Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton holds records for the most wins (96), pole positions (98) and podium finishes (166), along with numerous other career milestones.
However, no amount of achievement can halt criticisms, as the Mercedes stalwart has been accused of an unfair advantage over his fellow drivers, and claims have been made that Hamilton’s car is faster than the others.
There’s always opportunities to prove people wrong: Lewis Hamilton reflects on his Bahrain GP victory
The recently concluded Bahrain GP on Sunday saw a fierce battle between Hamilton and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen, who have a tough fight to the defending champion and even succeeded in leaving the Briton behind towards the penultimate laps at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir.
While Hamilton himself admitted after the race that it was one of the most difficult races of his career, it became quite a good opportunity for the recently knighted racer to fire back at his critics and the allegations of him using a faster car on the tracks.
“I think today was definitely a blessing in disguise perhaps,” said Hamilton following the Banrain GP, “I think there’s always opportunities to prove people wrong and I like to think today is definitely one of them.“
“But I think there have been several in the past also, I’ve been here a long time, and I hope there are many opportunities in the future to be able to show what I was able to do today also,” the 36-year-old added. (H/T Crash.net)