American rapper Will.i.am has said that 'it's going to be historical for the sport' if Lewis Hamilton claims his eighth world championship title, suggesting that the 39-year-old can banish any demons he may have from the 2021 defeat to Max Verstappen.
Now, Will.i.am has backed his friend to put that behind him and prove the doubters wrong.
"Right, so, anybody will struggle with something being snatched and it's just a matter of time for him to wait, he just has to figure it out once and history's made," he told F1 Briefings.
"They say just let the master do what he's really good at. He's figured it out a bunch of times, and this one time is gonna be history. Historical. And it's historical for him. First, all the folks that have been inspired by him, the flock, the school, the herd, that's going to come after him.
"It's going to be historical for the sport. It's going to be historical for Mercedes. And all it is, is him figuring how to figure it out once and I think he's going to do that. And then the person that comes after him, it's gonna be some years for that record to be broken. And he will hold that forever.
"There's this one quote, somebody does a math, there's eight mathematical questions, they get one through nine, right? They get one wrong. Everybody laughs and makes fun of that one they got wrong and never rewards or applaud or salute them on the nine they got right. Eventually they're going to get 10, right? Meanwhile, everyone's afraid to even take a freaking test.”
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