'I have good McLaren memories'
Lewis Hamilton admits this weekend will be "tough" as it dawns on him he faces his last race with McLaren
After a 14-year association with the team — the last six of those in Formula One — Hamilton brings the curtain down on his time with the Woking-based marque in this weekend’s Brazilian GP.
Interlagos is the scene of Hamilton’s greatest memory as it was in 2008 he became world champion in the most dramatic of circumstances.
Giving his thoughts on his final days with McLaren, Hamilton said: “This is quite a unique experience for me. I’ve obviously never been in this situation this weekend where it’s my last race with the team I grew up with. It's a tough one, but I take away with me only the positive memories of our journey together, signing up together, winning our first race together and our championship. I only have good memories, just the greatest memories of the best experiences, and I've made a lot of good friends who I hope will continue to be friends throughout the future.”
On the back of his win in Austin on Sunday, Hamilton is keen to clinch one final win in Brazil where he’s never won before — his best finish being third in 2009. “We are going to push as hard as we can,” he said.