'My best year' ever, says Lewis Hamilton

'My best year' ever, says Lewis Hamilton

Sebastian Vettel's 2019 season ended with a fifth-place finish in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last Sunday, with the German admitting Scuderia Ferrari were not quick enough to challenge Mercedes AMG Motorsport at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Lewis Hamilton has been officially crowned a six-time F1 world champion after receiving his 2019 Drivers' Championship trophy at the FIA's annual awards gala.

Hamilton hinted that a big-name driver present in Paris has been in touch with Wolff regarding a potential seat at Mercedes in 2021, having followed both Verstappen and Alonso on stage during the press conference.

"It's an interesting time because there's a lot of drivers who are seeking positions everywhere", said Hamilton. "Which is an understandable thing, because everybody wants to win and everybody wants to be a part of a winning formula".

"I've been with Mercedes since I was 13".

"I have to say concerning the race, the teams and the drivers reacted very well". "I love where I am, I love the people that I work with, so it's really hard to walk away from something that you love as much as I do". The future of Mercedes boss Toto Wolff could be a key factor in whether he decides to continue with the team post-2020.

Webber finished third three times in F1, most notably in 2010, when mistakes towards the end of the season cost him his best chance of a title.

But after admitting going in the wrong direction on chassis design, Ferrari are in a position to address their shortcomings with next year's vehicle and Webber thinks that, and potentially a stronger line-up than Mercedes, could make the difference in one championship at least. So it was all about trying to be as consistent as we could be. "And it takes time to build those things".

"Would it be the same without Toto? I don't think it's a stressful thing at the moment". But he's got to do what's right for him.

"Every year it's a blank slate - every season I use the number 44 on my auto, I never use the number one as I feel like every season number one is there up for grabs for everyone".

"Every year it's a blank slate - every season I use the number 44 on my auto, I never use The number one as I feel like every season number one is there up for grabs for everyone".

"We have gotten through hard times together, and we have come out stronger with a better bond". Besides us, there are many others which form part of that inner circle within the team. "And then from there onwards we'll see what happens". I know there are other possibilities of course after next year. "I use 44 on my auto, I never use number one".

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