It pains to acknowledge that despite all that Lewis Hamilton has attained in the F1 circus, he does not get the due credit for his efforts. Several analysts from the sport are guilty of getting a biased opinion against the Briton. However, nobody is courageous enough to admit it.
The lad from Stevenage has established himself on the peak of the purchase. Although several former and fans racers are against cross-era comparison, Lewis is a gem in the world of motorsports. However, many, blinded with their clouded thought and arrogant fan after, still deny that.
Lewis Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of seven championships, a list that was previously considered untouchable. He even scaled the listing of 91 race victories in Portimao and does not seem to be stopping anytime soon.
Before, snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan created a heavy statement about Lewis regarding his seventh championship. Amidst ongoing talks about his knighthood, this comes as a heavy blow.
“It is fantastic for Lewis to acquire seven world titles, but if your vehicle is going around faster you can manage to make a few mistakes and still get away with it,” said Ronnie.
You don’t believe me, @ronnieo147? Well, take a look at @LewisHamilton’s 1min 36.015sec pole lap in Singapore in 2018 if you want to see what the #F1 equivalent of making a 147 maximum break in 5min 20sec looks like. (2/2)pic.twitter.com/gt7EScJ9mC
— Matt Bishop (@TheBishF1) November 21, 2020
Matt Bishop, having worked with Lewis Hamilton before at McLaren, rendered a befitting reply to the snooker champ.”
Lewis Hamilton shift from McLaren to Mercedes
Toto Wolff had mentioned that when Lewis made his change from McLaren to Mercedes in 2013, it had been his choice. Therefore, he is the sole entity responsible for his success.
For Ronnie O’Sullivan to emerge out of the blue and make such a huge statement contrary to the Briton is eccentric. On the other hand, the snooker winner did not stop there.
Even Jenson Button had earlier stated that Lewis may have the fastest car, but he isn’t the sole one. Ever since 2014, once the new era started, Lewis Hamilton has had two distinct teammates: Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas. In the seven decades that have followed, he’s dropped in just 2016, when his entire season was plagued by issues with his car.
Fans and critics need to quit holding this against the Briton.
He also added,” It’s a bit like driving around smoking a cigar with one finger over the wheel! I think it’s difficult to say where he’s
Not taking the championship away from Rosberg, but despite losing the championship, Lewis finished with more podiums, race wins, and stick positions in 2016.
Be it his tire management, pit call, offensive, and defensive abilities, Lewis was at the top of the game throughout. No doubt Mercedes continues to be at the top of the package, but it takes a great driver to make an already very good car even better.