Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has chosen to be optimistic following Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US Presidential Elections.
Trump had shocked the entire world with a clear victory over Democrat’s Hillary Clinton. Many protests have sprung up in the wake of his victory, but Hamilton has chosen to be hopeful.
“It was a surprise,” he said ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix. “I watched the live feed from the plane. To be honest, I don’t think either candidate was particularly mega but maybe he will prove us all wrong. I hope he does. I hope he proves the world wrong and we get to see a different side to him.”
Hamilton is currently 19 points behind Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who will claim the World title if he wins at Interlagos on Sunday. The British driver has however said he’d do his best to win on the day, especially as he had never won the Brazilian Grand Prix before.
“I don’t really know why I’ve not won here, so I don’t really have an answer for you. I try every year and I’ll try harder this year,” he said.
Rosberg has won the last two Brazilian Grand Prix events, and is hoping to wrap up what would be his first ever World title.
“I love the track. It’s a great track, it feels good and I’ve always gone well here, so I’m looking forward to the weekend. I’ve got great memories from those two wins. They were very special but at the same time, this year we all start from zero. Those past wins are not going to help me win here. It’s awesome to be fighting for the world championship with two races to go, so I am excited about the weekend and I am going to try and go for the win.”