Why Hamilton is still the man to keep driving Mercedes forward
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Why Hamilton is still the man to keep driving Mercedes forward

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Lewis Hamilton’s words in a recent Vanity Fair interview define both his world-view and his approach to this season: one of perpetual struggle against adversity. As GP RACING explains, that’s what Lewis feeds off – and why, far from being down and nearly out, he’s using his unique skillset to spearhead Mercedes’ revival…

Lewis Hamilton says coming back to Formula 1 this year – after losing a record eighth title in such controversial circumstances in Abu Dhabi last year, after setting out determined to avenge what he saw as an injustice and finding Mercedes had produced their worst car for a decade – has been “a tough wave of emotions”.

Most people in F1, whether they believe Max Verstappen or Hamilton were the rightful champion last year, accept that race director Michael Masi failed to implement the rules correctly during that fateful final safety car period. But hardly any believe it was deliberate.

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