Lewis Hamilton believes he would not have made it to Formula 1 if he had started his racing career now. Getting into the sport is now much more expensive than it was when Hamilton was in kart for the first time.
Hamilton always goes into overtime
This isn’t the first time Hamilton has spoken of the “billionaire boys” club, as he once called it Formula 1. He thinks he wouldn’t have made it to Formula One had he started karting now. “We can’t do it now if we start where we started”Mercedes driver says in an interview with Watchman.
“I know how hard it was for my dad to get new tires on the weekend alone. It had such a huge impact on me. I can’t just think, ‘I deserve to be here.’ I can’t miss this opportunity. I have to hold it with both hands and push it to the limit. Max every time I’m in the car.”Hamilton continues.
opportunities for everyone
Hamilton has been committed to getting more ethnic minorities into motorsport for years. It looks much further than the twenty drivers that appear on the net. “There is only room for 20 drivers on the grid. This is not very important to me.”
But there are more than 40,000 motorsport jobs in the UK and less than 1% are held by people of black background. So there are many possibilities in many different categories, not just in technology.”Hamilton concludes.