Lewis Hamilton plans on opening his own museum to display all his trophies and F1 cars

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Lewis Hamilton says that he wants to open a museum to display his glittering array of trophies accrued during his Formula One career.

The six-time world champion has won 88 races since his debut in 2007, along with a total of 156 podiums.

Four more wins would take Hamilton past Michael Schumacher’s record of 91, whilst he already sits on top of the all-time list for both podiums and pole positions.

However, the Mercedes driver, who is aiming for his fifth win of the 2020 season at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix, does not display his trophies at home.

In fact, he only has two trophies on view – one from GQ Magazine, and the other from the FIA.

Speaking to German publication Bild, as per The Sun, Hamilton explained: “It’s funny, I’ve won all of these trophies and not one of them is at home.

“The cups from racing are all stored. And when I say they are in storage, it doesn’t mean they are in boxes in the basement. They are in a private place.

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“I don’t drive for the trophies. I don’t drive for records. I drive because I love it. That’s how I am.

“Many of my friends are also athletes, and they actually all have their trophies clearly on display, but that’s not how I tick. If you came to my house, you wouldn’t see that I ever won a race.

What I would like to do is put all of them in display in a museum. My fans support me in everything I do, so they can look at all the trophies.

“It might cost a pound to enter, which will then be donated to charity, so everyone would benefit from it.”

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Hamilton also said that he wants his race cars to be included in any display, potentially as well as his race suits and helmets.

The 35-year-old has won the World Drivers’ Championship with two different teams, with his first coming for McLaren in 2008, and the other five in 2014, 2015 and each of the three previous years for Mercedes.

Hamilton leads the 2020 standings by 37 points ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, with six of the 17 scheduled rounds completed. All four of his wins so far this season have come from pole position.

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