The Mercedes driver still has a way to go to catch Michael Schumacher’s 7 title success’ as well as his 91 race victories, but you can be assured the Brit will begin at the season’s opener in Melbourne, just as eager to chase the records.
Hamilton has already broken one of the German’s records last season and that was the most pole positions in his career. By going past his 69, and by the end of the season being on 72, can the 32 year-old still have the hunger on the circuit.
Standing in his way for another season is Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel – who is also on 4 championship titles, and looked on course to win his 5th last year, up until August, when it all fell apart for the German.
Is is also Liberty Media first season in charge of F1 since Bernie Ecclestone era had their commercial rights bought and taken over.
New chairman Chase Carey has lots of work on his hands to keep everyone happy not just on the track, but teams, sponsors and television.
One major change ahead of the new season, came in at the start of 2018, when it was announced that F1 will no longer use ‘Grid Girls’ ahead of the start of the race.
Many objections came out but for F1 they see it as part of a new era for the sport around the world.
F1 Calendar – 2018:
Australia, Melbourne, 23-25 March
Bahrain, Sakhir, 6-8 April
China, Shanghai, 13-15 April
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27-29 April
Spain, Barcelona, 11-13 May
Monaco, Monte Carlo, 24-27 May
Canada, Montreal, 8-10 June
France, Le Castellet, 22-24 June
Austria, Spielberg, 29-1 July
Britain, Silverstone, 6-8 July
Germany, Hockenheim, 20-22 July
Hungary, Budapest, 27-29 July
Belgium, Spa, 24-26 August
Italy, Monza, 31-2 September
Singapore, Marina Bay, 14-16 September
Russia, Sochi, 28-30 September
Japan, Suzuka, 5-7 October
USA, Austin, 19-21 October
Mexico, Mexico City, 26-28 October
Brazil, Sao Paulo, 9-11 November
Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina, 23-25 November