Rivals must make Hamilton ‘uncomfortable’ – Hill

No one is going to touch Hamilton and his superior Mercedes using suspension altering DAS
No one is going to touch Hamilton and his superior Mercedes using suspension altering DAS

(GMM) Lewis Hamilton's only weakness may be when a rival makes him "feel uncomfortable".

That is the view of 1996 world champion Damon Hill, the famous former nemesis of the great Michael Schumacher and now a pundit for British television.

When asked to name some of six-time world champion Hamilton's weaknesses, he told the official Formula 1 magazine: "It's hard to think of any.

"As a driver he now has an almost unassailable mix of extraordinary talent, experience and confidence," said Hill, 59. "It's a blend that is more than the sum of the parts. He is really remarkable."

However, Nico Rosberg managed to beat his then teammate to the title in 2016 with a combination of extreme dedication and a focused effort to destabilize Hamilton.

"The only way to beat him is to do what Nico did and make him feel uncomfortable," Hill said.

"Lewis doesn't do cunning, wiliness – that doesn't seem to be his bag. If he is up against someone prepared to unsettle him he might be a little bit vulnerable."

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