Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen have produced a championship fight for the ages. The F1 fans will surely not forget this season as both drivers have gone full-tilt against each other. Hamilton mentioned that despite their intense battle, he does not feel any animosity towards Verstappen.
Hamilton has won 7 world championships in his career and has been involved in some of the most legendary championship fights in F1 history. He stated he has been in the sport long enough to not take the on-track battles off the track.
I know that he’s a super-fast guy: Lewis Hamilton
As reported by Motorsport.com, the Mercedes driver explained he does not have a hostile relationship with Verstappen, comparing it to the one he had while fighting against Rosberg. He also mentioned that he understands what Verstappen is going through in the title fight.
“Look, I’ve raced against people who’ve shown something on one face, but actually it’s something different,” said Hamilton.
“I’m 36, I’ve been doing this a long time, so it’s not the first time I’ve been faced with a driver that’s been good and bad in certain ways. I think I’m in just a much better position to be able to handle that, to deal with that. Particularly in the limelight and the pressures of the sport.
“I know that he’s a super-fast guy, and he’s going to get stronger and stronger as he matures over time: which he will no doubt do,” said Hamilton.
Lewis Hamilton, just like Max Verstappen, is a generational talent. The Brit stated he made a lot of mistakes when he was Verstappen’s age. He dived into his struggles with the pressure and life in the limelight.
Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix – Jose Carlos Pace Circuit, Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 14, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron
“Look at me when I was 24 or 25. Jeez, the mistakes I was making back then. I had the speed, but I was going through a lot of different experiences outside the car and also being in the limelight, the pressures of being at the front.
I don’t think I did much right then, so I don’t hold that against anybody.” said the Mercedes driver.
It is refreshing to see Hamilton reflect on the emotions of his championship rival. The experience of fighting for championships has made the 7-time world champion more reflective and honest.
Leylah Fernandez: Fans chanting my name at Indian Wells Masters felt surreal
US Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez admitted that hearing fans chant her name at the Indian Wells Masters felt “surreal.” On Friday, Fernandez played her first match since her outstanding US Open campaign and fans in the stands chanted her name.
Fernandez, who is now enjoying a career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world, saw off Alize Cornet 6-2 6-3 to progress into the Indian Wells third round. “It’s surreal. You dream of that happening, but you don’t expect that to happen …
I got goosebumps. Like, even now, my Heart suit is beating so fast … I was so happy,” Fernandez said, per Mark Masters. Fernandez was asked on what did she work after the US Open. “Everything (laughs) … We always try to look for that extra inch, extra millimetre to be better …
We worked on everything,” Fernandez claimed.
Fernandez was thrilled to meet Maria Sharapova
“I was lucky enough to to meet Maria Sharapova at the Met (Gala). We kind of chatted a little bit and she gave me some pretty good advice.
She told me her own experience and the way that she was able to bounce back,” Fernandez revealed. Meanwhile, 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek shared advice for Fernandez and US Open champion Emma Raducanu. “Well I would say balancing all the things you have to do on-court and all the things that [you’ve] been doing for the past years with all that new stuff,” Swiatek explained.
“Because it can overwhelm [you] at the beginning. It was good for me that Roland Garros was the last tournament of the season. I know that [Fernandez and Raducanu] probably have one or two more. “Then they’re going to have a break and they’re going to have time to reflect on [their success].
“Also having the people around you who won’t be pushing you to do more because of public relations or publicity. Just you know maybe staying calm a little bit and waiting for how you will react to all of that.”
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Martina Hingis Used Me! Says Ex Husband to Le Journal du Dimanche
Martina Hingis is happily back to tennis life. After leaving the circuit, she got back to living it. Just in doubles though, and some random single’s appearances in Fed Cup, just to show that despite the years and rust, she still is one of the greatest talents ever witnessed in women’s tennis.
As great as she is on court, Martina over the years has draw attention on her personal life far more than she ought to, with troubled relationships. Now, her former marriage is back on the news, with Martina’s ex husband Thibault Hutin taking on French Le Journal du Dimanche, to reveal that first of all the couple is legally still bonded and secondly that Swiss champion has used him over the years they have been together.
Hingis and Hutin got married in 2010, and while according to the media the Swiss is divorced, legally it appears the couple is yet to tear apart. In 2013 Thibault sued Martina for harassment. Their divorce is yet to be made official, and that hurts Hutin, as reported by JDC.
“My life is trash. I mistakenly left riding to preserve our marriage. I left my passion, there is nothing left. Without my family, I wouldn’t be able to pay my rent” confessed Thibault. When the couple met, Martina had just gotten back from a two-year suspension for cocaine abuse, thus she was quite fragile and not well seen by the media.
“Martina asked me to do interviews with her. Someone told me about her problems briefly, I didn’t know anything about it. Back than things were still tense. She wasn’t allowed to go to tournaments. She needed to rebuild an image.
The marriage with a good Frenchman was perfect at that time. She used me. Thinking about it now it seems obvious”. After more trouble, that including a surprising visit from Hutin to Hingis in New York that didn’t go well, the two separated in 2013.