Thursday, 13 september 2018, 11:04 , by Matthew Scott
Lewis Hamilton says his interests outside of Formula 1 will not distract him from his title battle with Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari. Mercedes star Hamilton hit the headlines ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix as he launched his debut fashion collection with Tommy Hilfiger.
Hamilton has had no trouble previously mixing his F1 career with a high-rolling lifestyle, with trips to China and New York Fashion Week serving as his preparation for Singapore.
Although he has described launching his clothing range as a dream come true, Hamilton says it does not dim his passion for glory on the track.
"As soon as I leave the races I'm able to switch off," Hamilton said.
"I've got, obviously other things that I'm doing, and in between, trying to fit in the training, for example, in the last week, has not been easy. But that's not really how every single week goes for me – it's just a hectic time for me with a lot going on in the outside world for me.
"But I've travelled a lot more than I have all year long in these two weeks.
"From experience, I've been able to move around even more than I have these past two weeks and still arrive and be able to switch into race mode.
"So, there's not a single moment during those two weeks, whilst I have those other things going on, there's not a single moment that I'm not thinking about racing, not thinking about the championship, how I want to arrive.
"Make sure, knowing that we're coming to a difficult race, that you need to see if you can bring more to. So, there's not a moment that I don't think about it.
"I get a lot of energy from these different things that I do.
"I find it stimulating and I think you'll see that my results have shown that for the past several years.
"As I've said, I've travelled a lot more than I have this year. This has actually been the year I've travelled the least."