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'I'm no legend' says F1 world champion Hamilton

HUMBLE: Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton celebrates victory

FORMULA ONE star Lewis Hamilton has quashed suggestions of having legendary status despite his two world titles and his chance of becoming a triple champion.

The Mercedes ace, who won the season's first Grand Prix opener in Australia on Sunday, is reticent to be bracketed alongside the likes of golf superstar Tiger Woods. The Briton said: “I’ve never ever really claimed I was a legend.

“I have no particular cares to be a legend. What does it mean? It’s just an opinion of people.”

Hamilton added: “I guess I’ve never really looked at it like that. When you think of Tiger you think, ‘Yes, he’s a legend’. If you look at what he’s achieved – man, that’s incredible. Ultimately, when I retire kids will look at me and, hopefully, that would be a phrase they might use for me.”

Hamilton’s strolled to victory at Melbourne's Albert Park. This season the Stevenage-born driver is attempting to become the first British driver to win back-to-back titles and his 34th GP victory – his first in the Australian Grand Prix since 2008 – suggested he will win a third championship with something to spare, which was hardly the case with his previous two title successes.

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