Lewis Hamilton had one of his best seasons, if not the best ever, in 2017 winning his fifth Formula One Championship title. Over the years, the Briton has learned to focus only on himself, without caring about others' expectations.
He thinks that he has the same mindset as Roger Federer. 'Honestly, I just don’t focus too much on anyone else,' Hamilton said. 'I think ultimately for me and my mindset if I am at my best, then I should have no problems.
That’s how I approach it [the sport]. If I prepare myself in the best way and am as fit as I can be and I have the most energy and I’m feeling healthy, I’ve come with the right approach, I’m working hard, then I truly believe I won’t have any problems.
That’s generally what all the drivers will think. That’s what you have to think. It’s the same for a tennis player at their best. I’m sure if you asked [Roger] Federer, he will truly believe that if he’s trained hard and arrived feeling great, there’s no-one that can touch him.