Lewis Hamilton insists he feels “better than ever” after claiming his 89th career win at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The 35-year-old driver finished 15 seconds ahead of Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, who finished in third behind Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
In claiming his fifth win in seven races, Hamilton extends his lead at the summit of the standings to a whopping 47 points.
The six-time world champion once again converted his pole position to win, dominating the track from start to finish.
Though admitting the fans may not enjoy Mercedes’ current dominance, Hamilton praised his teams’ winning mentality, insisting there would be no celebrations after the win.
“I know it is not necessarily what everyone wants to see – the Mercedes at the front – but no matter how much success we have to just keep our heads down,” Hamilton told Sky Sports.
“When I go back to the office now no-one is celebrating, it is heads down and thinking about the next race. It is an incredible mentality.
“I am 35 going towards 36 but I feel better than ever. That is a positive and I am really grateful to the team.”
Though racing through from pole position once more, there was momentary concern for Hamilton, who admitted he was nervous over the condition of his tyres.
“It wasn’t the easiest of races,” Hamilton said. “I had a lock up into Turn 5 which started to give a bit of vibration and the tyre temps were slowly dropping.
“It was a bit of a struggle but nonetheless I think it was OK. I was a little nervous we might have something like at Silverstone with the tyre so I was nursing it.”