Lewis Hamilton takes Mercedes to the front of Formula 1 as he wins the 2015 Japanese Grand Prix. The victory for the British driver makes his 48th point ahead of his boyhood hero Ayrton Senna on 41 race wins, according to BBC Sports.
?For me to win here at a race where I loved watching Ayrton drive and to match his wins, it doesn?t feel real at the moment,? Hamilton told BBC Sports.
?I?m buzzing like you could not believe. As I?m walking through after the race I?ve got this rush but I?m thinking about all the different experiences I?ve been through and the people that have helped me along the way: my family, without whom I wouldn?t be here today, and everyone else that?s helped me ? they know who they are,? Hamilton shared in an interview from Formula 1.
The 30-year-old marks his 162nd race and his second victory at the circuit. ?As I arrived today, I knew Nico had done a great job in qualifying and I needed to get a good start. It was very tight through Turn One but from then on it was just the most beautiful day. I have struggled every year at this circuit, but I always loved it.
?When you have the balance and the car is doing what you want it to do and you?re attacking through the corners, there?s no better feeling. The engineers and everyone in the garage did a great job. We didn?t have much data to go through after practice, but the car felt unbelievable,? Hamilton added.
According to BBC Sports, the Brazilian racer has won twice at Suzuka circuit in 1988 and 1993. ?I am really grateful to the team because without them I wouldn?t be here. I also want to thank my fans who have supported me all this way, and still we rise.?