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Hamilton would like to be remembered as "just a pure racer"

F1 Racing published in its latest edition its "You Ask The Questions" this time with the 2008 Champion who candidly responded to fans' inquiries.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

June 25th, 2013 (F1plus/J. Leslie).- F1 Racing's "You Ask The Questions" feature never fails to disappoint. Formula One fans are known for their tough interrogating and in the latest issue of the sport's leading magazine, Lewis Hamilton was giving the answers.

The special British Grand Prix edition featured some unusual questions. From "When are you going to marry Nicole?" to "Would you ever break into rap in a top three interview?" However there were a fair few that received interesting answers from the Brit, one of which was "Would you ever join Red Bull while Vettel's there?"

The 2008 world champion is currently half a year into his three year Mercedes contract but admitted when responding to the above question that he would "go up against any driver. Any time, any place. Any team.

"Whoever it is, that's not a worry for me. I would have happily been Sebastian's team-mate. He has a great car, so it would have been a great experience," he told the magazine's editor Anthony Rowlinson.

The Brit also admitted that a move back to McLaren is not out of the question, admitting: "Back to McLaren? I could never rule that out. That's the team I grew up in and it still has a really good place in my heart. There's a really good vibe between us."

All this talk of driving for different teams, but Lewis revealed that he can't see himself "anywhere else because I'm really happy where I am."

Aside from also revealing that he would never break into rap during a top three press conference, he also admitted to preferring 2012's Pirelli tyres. He said that the Italian supplier's current compounds "could be better" but "it is what we have and we all have to deal with what we have. Some people deal with it better than others."

Lewis has openly shared his frustration in Pirelli's tyre compounds which he seems to struggle with more than most. His driving style and the Mercedes W04 do not work hand in hand with the current compounds and that causes higher degradation in comparison to their rivals like Lotus.

During the Q & A, it was also revealed that whilst he is a sweet tooth, he would like to be remembered as "a kind person, as someone who cared about people and who was very close to his family" before adding: "Someone who was just an ultimate racer. Nothing else. Just a pure racer." Although he did previously admit that it's something he didn't want to think about at present.

The latest edition of F1 Racing magazine - their British GP Preview - is out now in stores and is also available in digital form on iTunes.

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