Sir Lewis Hamilton, DATE: September 10th, 2022, LOOK: Valentino look from the Spring 2023 collection and Valentino Garavani One Stud sneakers, LOCATION: Monza CREDIT: Valentino/ IPA
Lewis Hamilton’s final race of the season ended prematurely as he pulled into the pits three laps from the end of the 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – but the seven-time champion was still grateful to his team for pushing throughout a tough campaign.
Hamilton endured the first pole-less and win-less season of his career and pulled into the pits with a suspected hydraulic issue on Lap 55 of 58.
Asked if the end to his race was an apt summary of his season, Hamilton said: “Yeah, it really was.”
But he added: “Ultimately, I think we started with a car that we didn’t want and we finished with a car that we didn’t want but we were basically stuck with it. We kept trundling way, kept working away at improving it, but I think the fundamentals have still been there until the end, as you saw this weekend.
“It’s been more of a team building exercise this year and I’m very, very proud of everybody… Whilst we’re not celebrating a World Championship, we’ll be celebrating them still for their hard work and efforts. “I hope that the struggles this year really provide us with the tools and the strength to fight for many more championships moving forward.”
Sir Lewis Hamilton
DATE: September 10th, 2022
EVENT: Walks in the Paddock prior to final practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo Nazionale Monza
LOOK: Valentino look from the Spring 2023 collection and Valentino Garavani One Stud sneakers
CREDIT: Valentino/ IPA
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