Things went from strength to strength for Lewis Hamilton this weekend, taking home his fifth British Grand Prix title on his home soil of Silverstone.
And, much to the Englishman’s delight, he surely put his critics in their place.
Earlier in the week, it was the training and preparation methods of Hamilton that were put under the microscope as he took off to Greece for a tan rather than attend a promo event in London on Wednesday.
The experienced driver was quick to respond to the questioning of his choices, however, insisting that no matter how he prepares, he always performs on the day and when it matters most for himself and his team.
He said: “There’s no need to question my preparations.
“My performances are second to none. If you don't know my preparations are on point by now then you never will.
“Next week, I will be training hard and I’ll be in the UK for atlas two days at the factory.
“I think I am very fortunate as I know what is right for me and right to get myself ready. I would not have my poles or my wins.”
Prior to the race, the Brit was left bombarded with boos and slurs as the race was to commence on Trafalgar Square on Sunday, but it is clear to see that this was not enough to phase the champion.
“I train myself and know what I needed to do to get myself ready. I’m really happy as with all that negativity that came into the weekend to be able to perform the way I have.”
It is a victory so sweet for Hamilton, especially given the fact his main rival Sebastian Vettel finished off the podium and down in seventh place following issues with his tyres.
Hamilton now only sits one point behind Vettel on the overall leaderboards.
Could one of the best British drivers in history take 2017 into his hands? With recent success, it certainly looks promising.
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