Lewis Hamilton has said Formula 1’s young guns will keep him on his toes throughout the 2019 season.
However, he is using the age v experience angle as motivation in 2019 in his quest to become one of the all-time greats in Formula 1.
“The Red Bulls are really trying to come at us strong,” Hamilton said.
“Young Max Verstappen, who wants to steal a world championship. You’ve got Charles Leclerc now in a Ferrari who is going to want to impress next year.
“These guys are all much younger – I’m the third-oldest driver now in F1, and I’m only 33.
“How do I remain relevant? How do I remain fitter than all these guys? How do I remain mentally more focused and more diligent, than all these other guys?
“That’s my super focus, to stay ahead of them.”