Lewis Hamilton Reveals His ‘Worst Quality’ as an F1 Driver

Published 09/03/2021, 7:35 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 28, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is interviewed after qualifying third Pool via REUTERS/John Thys


Lewis Hamilton is a 7-time world champion in Formula One. He has won over many fans and also won many accolades in his career and his life. It is quite natural that the British driver possesses lot of good qualities to achieve his level of success. But he mentioned that he does have some bad qualities as well.

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Lewis has mentioned that his best and worst qualities are the same and acknowledged he has some major bad qualities in his life. Ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix, Lewis answered some personal to Ziggo Sport.

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My worst quality is that I hate losing: Lewis Hamilton

In his interview with Ziggo Sport, Hamilton mentioned that his favorite movie is Coming to America, featuring Eddie Murphy. He also stated that his favorite outfit is the all-orange outfit he wore yesterday.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton arrives at the circuit REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

But when asked his worst qualities and best qualities, Hamilton replied,” My worst quality is probably that I hate losing.”

” For sure, I have definitely got bad qualities. Everyone has bad qualities. I’m really bad at communication, I’m really bad at staying in touch with people. I have a really bad memory.” said Hamilton.

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The Mercedes driver is expecting to be booed by people at Zandvoort

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are involved in a heated championship fight in the 2021 season. They have collided with each other and had some wheel-to-wheel battles this season. As F1 goes to the Dutch Grand Prix, the 7-time world champion is expecting some hostile reception at Max’s home race.

But he mentions that he finds the booing odd.” The British fans don’t do the booing, right?” said Lewis.

Formula One F1 – Dutch Grand Prix – Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands – September 2, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

“They’re amazing. They’re just there for a great weekend. I just don’t agree with it, in general, for anyone. Everyone’s there to do the best job they can and everyone’s trying to be the best they can be. Again, it’s part of the sport and you see it.

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I’ve never been someone who would go to an event and boo, but I understand it. You see it in football, it’s just a passion that the fans have – or the dislike that some of them have of their opponents.” said Hamilton.

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Hamilton is currently leading Verstappen in the championship by three points and would hope to extend his lead despite the hostile environment at Zandvoort.

Can Lewis win in Zandvoort? Let us know.

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sports Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been an ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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