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There is only one… Lewis Hamilton

01 Feb 2017

He may have lost his number-one status last year, but with Nico Rosberg now out of the picture, the F1 world is keen to know whether anyone can stop Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton regaining his crown in 2017. In the meantime, we ask the three-time champion to focus his mind on answering a few other crucial questions…

If you could pick just one meal to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Lewis Hamilton: Can it be a big meal? Then I would start with pancakes - at least six. Then I have to have some bacon. Then some really good fried chicken, some fried rice. And at least one pack of Haribo and some cheesecake. With that I could live for the rest of my life I guess! (Laughs)

If you could pick just one pizza topping what would it be?

LH: It used to be pepperoni, but I don’t eat red meat anymore so I have really boring pizzas now. Oh wait now, the best pizza is truffle pizza! Oh my God, white truffle pizza - in Bahrain there was a party after the race and I had at least ten. I could not stop eating!

If you could pick just one holiday destination…

LH: I have never been there yet, but I would take Bora Bora - it triggers my dreams.

If you could pick just one track to race on…

LH: Macau. It is amazing. It is Monaco times two.

If you could pick just one road car to drive…

LH: Probably the Mercedes SL 300 Gullwing.

If you could pick just one video game to play…

LH: Call of Duty.

If you could pick just one colour to wear…

LH: White.

If you could pick just one sport to play…

LH: Do you know that I have recently discovered that chess is a sport. I love chess - but is it really a sport? If it is, I take chess. And, of course, snowboarding - depending on the season.

If you could pick just one song to listen to…

LH: Ah! For the rest of your life - that must be a really good one! ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder.

If you could pick just one thing to drink…

LH: Water with grenadine.

If you could pick just one book to read…

LH: ‘The Alchemist’ (by Paulo Coelho). I can read that quite often.

If you could pick just one city to live in…

LH: Los Angeles.

If you could pick just one movie to watch…

LH: ‘Cool Runnings’ I’ve watched probably a thousand times. (Laughs)

If you could pick just one person to live with…

LH: My mum. I can stand my mum all day - every day!

If you could pick just one team mate…

LH: I would go for Ayrton Senna. We maybe wouldn’t get on - (Laughs) I usually don’t get on with team mates - but I would choose Ayrton because he was the best.

If you could pick just one fruit to eat…

LH: Watermelon.

If you could pick just one vegetable to eat…

LH: Sweet potatoes.

If you could pick just one mode of transport to use…

LH: Motorbike.

If you could pick just one gadget to own…

LH: iPhone.

If you could pick just one F1 corner to drive…

LH: I choose the (Nurburgring) Nordschleife’s first banked corner. You get super dizzy on that one. I think it is called Caracciola.

If you could pick just one age to be…

LH: Thirty.

If you could pick just one F1 era to race in…

LH: The late ‘80s.

If you could pick just one band/singer to listen to…

LH: Michael Jackson.

If you could pick just one piece of exercise equipment to train with…

LH: Bicycle - with that I can get around too!

If you could pick just one thing to collect…

LH: Seashells. Not that I collect them now, but I could imagine that I would love it - especially when I’m on Bora Bora! (Laughs)

If you could pick just one type of shoe to wear…

LH: Trainers.

If you could pick just one type of chocolate or candy to snack on…

LH: Nutella. I have Nutella a lot recently.

If you could pick just one memory from your racing career to keep…

LH: The 2015 season.

If you could pick just one motor race to watch…

LH: Donington 1993 - Ayrton in the wet.

If you could pick just one person to date…

LH: Ha, very tricky. Big question mark. Yet to be discovered! (Laughs)