A SEASON IN REVIEW I - LEWIS HAMILTON

1y ago

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Best Moments of the Year

Moments don't get much bigger than winning a title, so t's tough to top the crowning moment in Mexico, even though it was worst result of the year. There were some other special weekends though, equalling hero Ayrton Senna's pole position record in Canada and another home victory at Silverstone.

Worst Moments of the Year

In a season where he scored points at every race, bad moments were few and far between but he did have the occasional 'off' weekend. He was comfortably off his best in Russia and Austria where his teammate rose to victory and the qualifying session at Monaco really hurt him in the race.

Target for Next Year

Go for number 5

Verdict

As a personality, he constantly divides opinion and everyone has the right to either like or dislike the man. Regardless of your opinion towards him or his lifestyle choices, it cannot be denied that Lewis Hamilton is an epic racing driver who deserves all the success he has achieved. It's staggering to see some individuals remain adamant that he is nothing more than an average driver, I can't even comprehend how an argument like that is formed.

He was second best in 2016 and rightfully didn't win the championship, but he learnt from mistakes throughout the year and improved his consistency. It's a shame that Ferrari reliability meant the title was decided much earlier than it could have been, but you can't blame Hamilton for being opportunistic and taking the chances that fell his way.

RATING: 9.5/10

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Comments (5)
  • To me Hamilton proved how good he was at Spa and COTA. Why? At Spa he didn't only drive a good race, but he had enough thought to put Vettel in a positions to make Vettel lose the advantage.

    At Spa, Hamilton ensured Vettel was too close to be able to finish his overtake going up Eau Rouge, even though Vettel was on better tires, so when Vettel tried to overtake, he just couldn't. This ruined the only chance Vettel had of overtaking Hamilton and helped Hamilton lead the rest of the race.

    The other time was at COTA when Hamilton just sat and watched Vettel going through the corners, then realized Vettel was going too hard into the corners and would wear out his tires. Hamilton then picked a great time to overtake, when he knew Vettels tires were going bad. Vettel couldn't do anything about it.

    Both times Hamilton took advantage of Vettel simply by understanding what was happening with Vettel, and by taking advantage of it before Vettel even knew what was happening. Something that almost all drivers do not do, and what makes Hamilton great.

    1 year ago
    5 Bumps
  • "It's staggering to see some individuals remain adamant that he is nothing more than an average driver, I can't even comprehend how an argument like that is formed." - Totally agree with this Ben. He's not perfect by any means, but he is an absolutely top drawer driver, however you measure it

    1 year ago
    5 Bumps

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