Lewis Hamilton’s Father Explains Why the Mercedes Driver Makes No Mistakes in Races

Published 10/12/2020, 9:08 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with sparkling wine on the podium after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay


Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton seems unstoppable at the moment, as he seems all set to bag his 7th World Championship title. The Briton has achieved complete domination over the F1 grid in the better part of the past decade. He has gone on from strength to strength and now stands at a position where he drives almost flawlessly race in race out.

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Following his record-equaling race victory at the Eifel Grand Prix, Lewis’ father opened up about his son’s insane ability and how he has virtually managed to negate mistakes from his game.

Anthony Hamilton said, “I think that’s all part of experience from karting. But as you grow older and wiser and more experienced you start to reinvent yourself. 

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“If you look at the way Lewis is racing now over the last 2 or 3 years, he has completed reinvented the way he approaches his racing and drives.

“There’s is clearly no accounting for talent. But being able to develop control of the tires, manage the race, it takes a huge amount of skill and patience as well.”

The Silver Arrows ace certainly has total control over the car and is one of the best drivers on the grid when it comes to managing the tires. After all, he managed to win the British Grand Prix this year with virtually only three tires.

Anthony Hamilton speaks about Lewis Hamilton and his formative years

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with a trophy on the podium after winning the race FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Hamilton Sr. attributes Lewis’ success to his formative years in karting and all the disciplines he learned while on the move from one venue to another.

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It’s been thirty years we’ve been on the road to motorsport success. Lewis’s early, formative years were probably the most influential and most important to his achievements today.

“To be honest, nothing has changed. We treat every day and every race as if it was our first race. I think that is part of the reason why he’s achieving greatness because he’s enjoying every day that he can race,” said the Briton’s patriarch.

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Having equaled one of Michael Schumacher’s myriad of records in Germany, Lewis could very well equal another one by the time the season wraps up.

Next in his sight will be the record for the most championships won and being 69 points clear of second-placed Valtteri Bottas, he’s almost a shoo-in for winning the championship yet again.

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Ronan Carvalho

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Ronan Carvalho is senior F1 author for Essentiallysports. Ronan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from St. Xavier's College.

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