Lewis Hamilton revealed the worst moment of his career: “I hope you have forgiven me”

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 in the post race FIA Press Conference. 13.10.2019. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 17, Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka, Japan, Sunday. Photo credit should read: XPB/Press Association Images.

Most of the sports career of Lewis hamilton was surrounded by laurels and great moments. There is no memory of a season in which the Briton had bad results. Since his debut in 2007 in the team Mclaren until 2020 with Mercedes, in all campaigns in the Formula 1 achieved at least one victory.



This Tuesday, the Briton gave an interview for the medium ‘Motorsport.com’ and commented on what was the most difficult moment of his career. Hamilton said the call he made to Martin Whitmarsh, a former McLaren team boss, was terrible for his life, although he confirmed that he has no regrets about leaving for Mercedes.





In 2007, McLaren had the engine of the German brand and was next to Fernando Alonso in the box. On this, Hamilton highlighted what Mercedes did for its arrival in Formula 1. «Without their support and together with McLaren I would not have been able to. It is so expensive that there was no way, as a family, that we would have the sum of money that some other families are capable of throwing into this sport, “said Hamilton.



The call to your boss
In the interview, Hamilton revealed that the call to Whitmarsh was a very tough time for him. “Calling my boss, calling Martin in particular, was one of the most difficult calls I’ve ever had to make. I hope you have forgiven me. I think so, because he understands it, but ultimately I think it was the right decision, “said Hamilton.

The right decision
Finally, Hamilton commented that the decision he made was the right one. “I knew it was the right decision for me personally and I think that’s life in general. No one can tell you what to do, only you will know personally what is right or wrong for you. You cannot have anyone else influence that decision. As long as you do your job, you have to do what is right for you, and at that moment, it is what I did, “he said.

Lewis Hamilton and Martin Whitmarsh. Source: McLaren