Lewis Hamilton says he doesn’t want to win the 2021 Formula One World Championship by colliding, and that he’s “here to win the right way.”
Lewis Hamilton does not want a collision between him and Max Verstappen to decide the 2021 Formula One World Championship.
Toto Wolff, the Mercedes team principal, was cited earlier this week as stating that the two may face off in a title-deciding battle similar vait to Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, or Jacques Villeneuve and Michael Schumacher.
Hamilton, who is 12 points behind Verstappen coming into this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix, claimed he has never won a championship by deliberately causing a collision, and he has no plans to start now.
“I haven’t read what Toto said but I highly doubt that he would insinuate that would ever be the case,” Hamilton said and other accredited members of the media.
“We’ve never won a championship that way, I’ve never won a championship in that way, and would never want to.
“So that’s from my perspective and my point of view. I’m here to win in the right way, and that’s through sheer skill and determination and hard work.
“I always want to win it the right way. If you’re going to lose it, you lose it the right way also, with dignity and knowing that you’ve given it your all and you’ve done things the right way, and you worked as hard as you could.
“All you can do is give it your all and work as hard as you can with the team. If it doesn’t work out, then you live to fight another day.”
Although Hamilton doesn’t want to see the title decided by a collision, the championship rivals have tangled twice in 2021, at Silverstone and Monza.
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