LEWIS HAMILTON plans to rejoice his newest System One world championship by climbing up a mountain.
The Brit can win a FOURTH title right here tomorrow in Mexico Metropolis — offering he finishes within the prime 5.
Hamilton, 32, has already promised he’ll be racing at full throttle in a bid to seal glory in type.
And as soon as his F1 title is within the bag, he’ll head off to climb the Inca path of Machu Picchu in Peru with a gaggle of mates.
He mentioned: “My bucket listing in the meanwhile is profitable that fourth world championship — however Machu Picchu has been on my listing for the final couple of years.
“It’s on historic floor and it’s a nice hike. There are six or seven of us who like doing adventures collectively, so we are going to proceed to do this.
“We did Mount Kinabalu in Borneo a few years in the past. The subsequent one can be Kilimanjaro or one thing like that.”
The one man who can cease Hamilton from profitable the championship is Sebastian Vettel.
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And whereas Hamilton has relished his battle with the Ferrari driver, he warns he’s higher ready than ever.
In 2008, Hamilton beat Ferrari’s Felipe Massa to the title within the Brazilian GP with a last-ditch overtake on Timo Glock — mockingly coming fifth to earn sufficient factors to pinch glory.
He added: “The one distinction for me is in 2008 I used to be a child.
“I’d had all of the pure expertise that I’ve at present — however didn’t have the information or expertise.
“I’m now combating a championship-winning crew in Ferrari and a champion driver, although I’m so significantly better outfitted than I used to be in 2008.
“If you find yourself 18, you suppose you recognize all the things, you don’t know s***.
“Then while you get to 22 you suppose you recognize all the things, however don’t.
“And while you look again at 30, you realise you didn’t know something on the time about your self. It’s simply that pure maturity.
“It’s truly been extra pleasing this yr being within the place I’m.
“I’m much more snug in my very own pores and skin, in order that’s actually helped.
“The considered being a four-time champion just isn’t overwhelming — I can embrace it.
“I don’t need to construct any expectations so long as it’s executed over the following three races.”
Hamilton was second-quickest throughout first observe in Mexico, behind Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
ew was zero.three seconds faster than Vettel, together with his German rival solely fifth on the time-sheets.
If Hamilton clinches title No four, he would eclipse his idol Ayrton Senna, who received three.
But he nonetheless hails the Brazilian as the very best System One driver ever.
And the Brit feels he would have received far more had his life not been lower tragically brief in 1994.
He mentioned: “If Ayrton had been given the chance to proceed and race in secure circumstances, he would have continued to win championships.
“I don’t look upon him and suppose I’m higher as a result of I’ve extra wins and championships and poles.
“However I really feel very proud for my identify to be talked about alongside his.”
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