Who would have thought that the first Formula 1 driver i would write about would be Lewis Hamilton. I hated the man when he shared a team with Fernando Alonso, that was the year Fernando hid behind his beard. But since the rivalry turned into respect and friendship, i have also come to respect the man for his talent – speed. Maybe its also because he hasn’t been a major threat to the Championship in a very long time, my hatred has shifted to Vettel.
The Lewis that i see today is far from the young boy who denied Massa of a Championship in 2008. It seems his move from McLaren has truly given him freedom to express himself. Today he has tattoos all over his arms, he has a certain swagger when he walks and he brings his dog Roscoe to the track. Funny that in the beginning it was his father who was always in the paddock with him, today its Nicole his girlfriend and Roscoe. I wonder which of the two replaced good ol dad? Even when he speaks he seems more calm, more humble seems like a mature young man. But why isnt he winning races or at least being as competitive as Nico. Rosberg has out qualified him almost every time, and even won a race from pole. Is John Watson correct in saying Lewis should focus on racing instead of on Roscoe, Nicole and his Hip lifestyle. I mean John is an old racer who won 5 races, what does he know about racing in 2013 and more so what does he know about Lewis’ lifestyle besides what he sees on TV.
What am i saying here? Lewis Hamilton is arguably one of, if not the fastest racer in formula one today. That’s my opinion, over one lap that boy is untouchable. But all that speed has come to nothing over the past few years and his 2nd world championship is long overdue. He should really decide if i wants to be a racer or a hip hop star. He gave F1 a lot of “urban” followers who are now getting despondent due to his performance, or lack thereof.
Doesn’t matter if John Watson is wrong or right, Lewis pull your socks up.