Damon Hill is a former F1 driver who won the World Championship back in 1996
Former World Champion Damon Hill shared advice for upcoming F1 stars Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc in order to beat Lewis Hamilton.
An F1 champion back in 1996 with Team Williams, Hill believes that Hamilton is beatable and there are a few tricks new drivers such as Verstappen and Leclerc should keep in mind.
Mercedes driver Hamilton has been a dominant force in F1 winning five of the last six World Championships. Except in 2016, when he lost to then-teammate Nico Rosberg, Hamilton has been an undefeated champion over the last few years.
Hill believes that Red Bull star Verstappen and Ferrari driver Leclerc should follow in the footsteps of Rosberg. According to him, Hamilton should feel uncomfortable if they wanted a take a shot at the title.
“Lewis doesn’t do things like that. It is not in his character. If he’s up against someone willing to upset him, Lewis may be vulnerable. Drivers must do what Nico did. He made Hamilton feel uncomfortable. That’s the only way to beat him,” Hill spoke during an interview with F1 magazine.
Despite being his teammate, Rosberg gave Hamilton a tough time in 2016. The German had back then publicly announced that he would not step aside for Hamilton and talked about his title aspirations.
Hill believes Hamilton has very few weaknesses
Moreover, Hill believes that Brit Hamilton has very few weaknesses in his game. An experienced campaigner, Hill feels that Hamilton has everything under his disposal that makes him a world champion.
“As a driver, he has an untouchable mix of extraordinary talent, experience, and confidence,” Hill said.
However, with the future of the sport currently under the clouds due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, it remains to be seen when Verstappen and Leclerc could overthrow Hamilton from his undisputed reign on top.
The F1 season is currently suspended with not even a single Grand Prix being conducted in this year’s calendar.
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