Lewis Hamilton has never delivered a more ominous warning to his existing and potentially new rivals.
Winning eight of the final 11 races of the season, including the Abu Dhabi GP at a canter, he showed off his impressive physique and tattoos on the podium with an emphasis on ‘still I rise’ referring to an edgy and punchy poem by Maya Angelou.
0:42 Lewis Hamilton strips off to celebrate winning the Abu Dhabi GP and the Drivers' Championship. Lewis Hamilton strips off to celebrate winning the Abu Dhabi GP and the Drivers’ Championship.
He followed this up post-race by saying he wanted to finish this season off in the way he intended to start next year. He really is on the form of his life, in and out of the car, ready for all comers even if they are significantly younger men such as Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc.