LEWIS Hamilton has revealed he received 300 messages from celebrities after he clinched his fourth F1 World Championship.
The Brit failed to call any of those that congratulated him, however admitted he was blown away with the help proven from the superstars.
Talking forward of the Brazilian Grand Prix, the 32-yr-previous stated his telephone was bombarded with messages of congratulations following his ninth place in Mexico Metropolis, which was sufficient to win the title.
He stated: "After the race I had 300 messages. I didn’t know I even knew that many individuals. I had emails, texts, WhatsApp messages – and it was in all probability the most I’ve ever had.
"I all the time reply to everybody. I used to be panicking as a result of there was too many. Each time you reply, they reply again to you, so I needed to provide you with a brand new tactic: 'I reply, however please don't reply.'
"I favor to not say who despatched me messages, however some actually cool individuals who I’ve not heard from or met.
"I had messages from so many individuals that I actually admire, tremendous, superstars – musicians, actors, and it was variety of thoughts-blowing whenever you see it."
Hamilton, who secured the title with two races to go, once more prevented extra questions on his involvement in the Paradise Papers and his £three.3million tax invoice for his personal jet, celebrated winning the championship by taking his family and friends on vacation in the Caribbean.
And, regardless of arriving in Brazil struggling from a runny nostril after climbing the Inca trails in Machu Picchu, says he won’t be taking it straightforward with the season coming to an in depth.
He added: "I’m feeling nice. I hung out with household and associates in the previous week. As soon as I used to be amongst my pals we didn't actually give it some thought an excessive amount of.
"Every so often we might be at dinner and you’d pinch your self, and say 'keep in mind we gained the world championship final week'?
"It was an unimaginable feeling, notably on the Monday. For the subsequent couple of days it went to the again of my thoughts – however it feels good strolling into the paddock as a world champion.
"It seems like the first time. I don't know why, nevertheless it feels so recent and so new.
"The rationale it has not sunk in is as a result of I’ve tried to remain in the zone and the similar psychological body of thoughts.
"There are nonetheless two races to go so it feels irregular to again off at this level. It’s a higher time than ever to use much more strain."
In the meantime, Felipe Massa, says Hamilton is simply nearly as good as his countryman Ayrton Senna and 7-time world champion, Michael Schumacher.
Massa, who will retire from F1 at the finish of this season and is racing in his final Brazilian GP this weekend, stated: "What Lewis has proven, with the quantity of grands prix he has contested and the data he has already damaged, is spectacular.
"He lacks nothing to them. He’s undoubtedly one of the greatest drivers in components one historical past."