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Now 29 and with Mercedes, he goes into the new campaign as favourite after some impressive testing times under F1's new rules for Talent You're either born with talent or you're not. I remember watching Hamilton in a Pro-Am karting event when he would have been eight or nine years old. He simply stood out from the rest. Because he knew how to race. McNish says the support of Lewis Hamilton's family will prove crucial in his bid for a second title He was just quicker than anyone else.
There were other kids there who were racing karts but he was different because he knew exactly what he was doing. Every turn of the wheel was instinctive. He didn't have anyone telling him what lines to take or how to approach the race in terms of strategy. He would just go out and do it. His career followed a familiar pattern. He would enter a racing series, spend the first season learning, then dominate the championship the following year to win the title.
He repeated that all the way into Formula 1. Inwhen he made his debut for McLaren, he seized his chance. He was fresh, confident and could absorb pressure. He proved more than a match for team-mate Fernando Alonso, the reigning double world champion, and came close to winning the title.
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In the end he lost out to Kimi Raikkonen by a single point. Attitude Hamilton never gives up. He is like a British bulldog, always getting stuck in. I remember when I saw him compete in his second Monaco Grand Prix in He was caught out by the tricky conditions and tapped the barrier coming out of Tabac corner.
Media playback is not supported on this device Lewis Hamilton's classic F1 - Monaco Grand Prix He suffered a puncture as a result and everyone thought that was his race over.
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But he came into the pits, changed tyres and got straight back on the attack, winning the race from Robert Kubica in the BMW Sauber. It is that ability to salvage a lost cause that makes him different. He wants to win and feels that nothing is ever impossible.
I don't think there is a driver on the grid who is faster over one lap. He carries a lot more speed into corners than other drivers. Sometimes, it looks like he is going to have an accident, that he's overdriving and on the very edge of control, but that is his style, that's his comfort zone.
Technical know-how I think Lewis accepts he has to focus more than ever on developing his working relationship with the team because of the big regulation changes that have come in this year. It is no longer enough for him to rely on his instincts and talent alone. Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg is very much a thinking driver and gets more out of the team around him. Hamilton needs to follow suit. Hamilton was one of the last drivers to leave each night at the final test in Bahrain His time at McLaren shows he can get a team and a car working for him, but he needs to replicate that at Mercedes.
Can he do it? During the final test in Bahrain last month, the last two drivers in the paddock were Rosberg and Hamilton. Even when he wasn't out on the track, Hamilton was listening and speaking to his engineers, trying to understand the car better. He appears to have stepped up to the mark.
Focus Hamilton's life away from the track has been a major source of interest for the media, especially his relationship with pop singer Nicole Scherzinger. In the past, he has often turned up for a Grand Prix and been quizzed about the parties he has gone to rather than his hopes for that particular race. He has been very visual on social media over the last two years too, letting people know what he has been up to, whether it is spending time in music studios or travelling the world.
Media playback is not supported on this device Hamilton fumes at rivals and stewards For any sportsman, not just an F1 driver, it is about getting the balance right between work and play. It is important to channel your energy and use it wisely. Just before the race began a rain shower struck and Hamilton ran in fourth place before dropping down to sixth after pitting for dry tyres.
Intermittent rainfall meant all drivers stopped multiple times between wet and dry tyres and, with three laps remaining and Massa leading the race, Hamilton was running in fifth and needed only to maintain position to secure the title.
On the penultimate lap, Toro Rosso's Sebastian Vettel passed Hamilton, meaning the British driver started the final lap in sixth position and looking unable to retake fifth place from the German.
However, on the final lap he and Vettel made up an second gap to overtake Timo Glockwho was struggling on dry tyres, on the last corner to re-take fifth place and deny race-winner Massa the title by one point. The site contained an image of Interlagos that allowed users to leave nails and porcupines on the track for Hamilton's car to run over.
Among thousands of comments left sincesome included racial insults.
A frustrating year Hamilton driving for McLaren at the Malaysian Grand Prix Hamilton started the season opener in Australia from eighteenth on the grid after the McLaren team incurred a penalty for changing his gearbox during qualifying. He was then promoted to third after Jarno Trulli was penalised for overtaking him under safety-car conditions.
During a post-race stewards' hearing, Hamilton and McLaren officials told stewards they had not purposely let Trulli pass, which was contradicted by the release of the McLaren race radio communication. In the inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand PrixHamilton led the race, but retired on lap 20 due to a rear brake problem, his first technical-related retirement in Formula One.
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Another title challenge Hamilton driving for McLaren in Malaysiawhere he finished in sixth position after starting twentieth. He recovered, passing a number of cars in the race, to finish sixth.
Hamilton qualified on pole for the Canadian Grand Prixhis third in as many attempts at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. After setting his pole lap, Hamilton received instructions from his team to stop on circuit due to a lack of fuel in the car which would not be sufficient for a sample to be taken by the FIA.
In ValenciaAlonso complained on his radio that Hamilton had gained an advantage by not following the safety car, and Hamilton subsequently received a drive-through penalty. During the race Hamilton received a drive-through penalty and was involved in two further collisions, the last of which he was given a second time penalty for. When asked to why he had been targeted by the stewards so much, Hamilton replied in jest, "Maybe it's because I'm black, that's what Ali G says".
At the Canadian Grand PrixHamilton collided with Webber at the first corner before rejoining behind his teammate, Button. A few laps later Hamilton attempted to pass Button who pushed Hamilton into the pitwall, forcing him to retire with a broken driveshaft.
In KoreaHamilton took pole position, ending a run of 16 consecutive pole positions for Red Bull. Hamilton also apologised to his team for the "mishaps" throughout the season, and vowed that " will be a good one".