“The Best Hamilton Ever”: Former F1 Driver Praises Lewis Hamilton Despite Recent Errors

Published 06/10/2021, 6:49 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – May 2, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton shakes hands with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after winning the race Pool via REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys


Lewis Hamilton is regarded as one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. He has won seven world titles proving that he is the best. However, the number 44 driver is facing some pressure from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen this time around.

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Hence, former F1 driver, Nick Heidfeld feels that Hamilton will unleash his best version of himself to defeat the Dutch driver. Verstappen winning two out of the six races this season, did put some stress on Hamilton.

However, the Mercedes driver isn’t the one who’s going to give in, but fight.

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Lewis Hamilton will show how good he can be, says ex-German driver, Heidfeld

As quoted by FormulaPassion, Heidfeld said, “Hamilton is feeling the pressure of Verstappen and is managing to resist. That’s why we’re seeing what is arguably the best Hamilton ever.

“And it is normal that drivers, even if they are very good like Bottas, have problems to match certain performances.” (Translated from Italian via Google)

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 9, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with the trophy after winning the race alongside Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who finished in second place REUTERS/Albert Gea

Hamilton didn’t win at Monaco or Azerbaijan. This will surely give the Mercedes driver the will to come back stronger and beat Verstappen as they battle it out on track in France in the coming weeks.

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Can Hamilton find a way to win in France?

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The 36-year-old endured another horrid weekend at Baku. He made a costly mistake at the restart that saw him fall from second to fifteenth on the grid. Hence, he didn’t bring home any points for the Brackley-based outfit.

Hamilton is looking to shake the loss off and focus on the seventh round of the championship. He will look to redeem himself and help Mercedes in their fight for winning this year’s title.

Formula One F1 – Spanish Grand Prix – Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain – May 8, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/Emilio Morenatti

Can Verstappen put an intense amount of pressure on Hamilton? The Briton will have to bring his A-game to Paul Ricard if he wants a serious shot at winning his eighth title this season.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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