Lewis Hamilton admits he allow his preparation for the ultimate two races of 2017 slip after securing the title in Mexico, but has vowed to begin future year on top kind.
After profitable the title with a ninth-area end at the Mexican Grand Prix, Hamilton unsuccessful to secure pole posture or the victory at possibly of the remaining two races. In Brazil he spun off during qualifying before battling back to fourth and in Abu Dhabi he was outperformed by Valtteri Bottas in both of those qualifying and the race.
Hamilton experienced the exact slide in outcomes when he received the title with a few rounds remaining in 2015, but he insists it is not a fret for the begin of the 2018 year future March.
“There is certainly zero issue,” he said. “I imagine it can be distinct that a thing occurs after you gain the championship and all I can say is that the week after I received the championship I partied a large amount with my family and celebrated, and that is what you do.
“I can also notify you that before all the other races that was not the circumstance. Sleep and electrical power was surely distinct at the last couple of races, but nevertheless I however tried using to strategy them the exact. I am not apprehensive about that and future year it will go back to how it was at the begin of the year.”
Hamilton states his romantic relationship with Mercedes has enhanced this year and believes that contributed to securing the outcomes required to gain his fourth entire world championship.
“Every single year I am developing and my knowledge of daily life, the decisions you make and methods of partaking with other individuals has developed. I would surely imagine that around these last years my self confidence is developing in terms of my strategy and how I go about my organization.
“I would not say I feel any much more secure — I am not a specifically insecure man or woman and that has not been an concern in the previous — but I would say the optimistic has been the reassurance of the team’s commitment to me this year, setting up off with Toto and then down [through the team].
“The optimistic reaction I’ve had from the crew when I’ve engaged with this year has been the essential optimistic in receiving the outcomes we have had. I am seriously psyched to go on on my journey with the crew and to go on to improve on that doing work facet.”