How Hamilton has battled his own mentality
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How Hamilton has battled his own mentality

By:
, Ian Parkes

Lewis Hamilton has had more than his share of technical problems this year, but has he also created his own mental obstacles to overcome as he chases a fourth world championship?

There is a case to suggest Lewis Hamilton put himself on the back foot in his bid for a fourth Formula 1 title before the 2016 season had even started.

That is not to say that from his current back-to-the-wall position - 19 points down with two races to go - he cannot eclipse his hero Ayrton Senna, and equal the haul of Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel, with a fourth world championship.

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