Rivals must make Lewis Hamilton 'uncomfortable' in F1 - Hill

Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates his win at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, after the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP
Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates his win at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, after the final race of the Formula One Grand Prix season, on December 1, 2019. GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP
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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.


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"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 team mate to the title in 2016 with a combination of extreme dedication and a focused effort to destabilise 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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