On the eve of the 2013 Formula One season Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he is considering a museum showcasing his achievements in the sport.
The 28-year-old has already won the World Championship, back in 2008, and has won 21 Grands Prix in his career.
He made a big-money switch from boyhood team McLaren to Mercedes in the winter, and his new constructors have impressed in pre-testing after a shaky start.
Hamilton says he has envisaged changing the home he grew up in in Stevenage to a home for all his accomplishments.
“It was my dad’s idea,” Hamilton told The Daily Telegraph. “At the moment, all of my trophies are in his loft. But we thought it would be cool to have somewhere for them, perhaps with one of the cars for every year I have driven. There’s no point in having them where no one can see them.”
Hamilton also added that he had ideas for some of the other possible exhibits:
“The small things matter, like my helmets, which I design,” he added. “They’re what people see, they have my blood, sweat and tears in them. And my memories.”
The Brit, who has been one of Formula One’s most polarising figures, also suggested that he wants to emulate the achievements, aura and ‘greatness’ of the late Ayrton Senna.
“When I speak about greatness, I just know the stories about Ayrton Senna, the way he would walk into a room, the aura he had, how he carried himself, how he drove and inspired people, inspired a nation – that is greatness. I hope that I will have that greatness.”