Hamilton makes a peculiar comment on title battle with Verstappen 19 points ahead – “I’ve just realised”

Lewis Hamilton is not bothered about the drivers’ championship at this point, saying Mercedes winning theirs is more important.

The seven-time world champion currently trails in the title race by 19 points. Although he is eager to add an eighth world championship to his cabinet, he also has another role, and that is to help his team win as well.

Mercedes is in the hunt for an eighth Constructors’ Championship, and even their title bid is in serious trouble. They lead by just a single point, and will be keen to extend it in the four races to come.

The British Knight’s title hopes are fading, but winning is very much possible. However, Mercedes’ chances of victory are greater, and therefore, they need to go all-out on that front.

Hamilton revealed that he was not bothered about the drivers’ championship, and stated that he would give it his all to help Mercedes land title number eight.

“I’ve just realised we’re only one point ahead in the constructors’ championship and that’s the most important one, really,” Hamilton told Sky Sports, as quoted by The Straits Times.

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton arrives at the circuit ahead of practice.
Hamilton (pictured) is prioritising the Constructors’ title. Source: Reuters

“I want to win the drivers’ championship, of course. But the team one is so important, for the funding you get for the development, for all the people who are working back at the factory.

“It’s not just about one person, it’s about all of those. When it comes to teammates working together, that’s the one we really need to work together for to come out on top.”

Victory key

With their rivals breathing down their necks, the momentum is not on Mercedes’ side. However, the fact is that they lead the Constructors’ Championship, and Hamilton is keen to help them win it.

“Winning at least one of the championships is key,” he continued.

“If we can’t get the drivers’ championship, I at least want to deliver for the team and get the constructors, so that’s what I’m working towards. But it’s just hard.”

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