F1: Lewis Hamilton vows to ‘win clean’ ahead of Mexico City Grand Prix

Hamilton wins Styrian Prix
  • The defending champion has stated that he wants a fair fight with Max Verstappen ahead of the weekend’s race
  • Max leads the chart with 12 points after a nervy win over Hamilton in the United States

Lewis Hamilton has vowed that he will not use dirty tricks when he faces off with Max Verstappen in the race for this season’s championship.

The defending champion is trailing Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by twelve points as the race for the championship heads to Mexico City.

Hamilton stated that he wants a fair fight with Max Verstappen — even if it costs him his Formula One crown.

Hamilton declared:

“We have never won a championship in that way. I have never won a championship in that way and I wouldn’t want to.

“I am here to win in the right way — and that is through sheer skill, determination and hard work.

“You know how I have won my world championships in the past and I have always wanted to win it in the right way.

“And if you are going to lose it, you lose it in the right way also, with dignity, giving it your all and doing things the right way. If it doesn’t work out, you live to fight another day.”

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff had hinted that if the title fight goes down to the last race in Abu Dhabi next month, both drivers would “absolutely be going to try to do the same as in the Senna-Prost years”.

That was a reference to when Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost collided on two occasions when fighting for the title in the final race, while Michael Schumacher denied Damon Hill a world crown in 1994 when they clashed on the track.