HAMILTON'S CONSISTENCY IS KEY

HAMILTON'S CONSISTENCY IS KEY

Lewis Hamilton has dismissed criticism from former Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg as the product of someone seeking "headlines".

 

Rosberg, who beat Hamilton to the 2016 world championship before retiring, told Sky Sports this week that the Briton was "almost unbeatable" when on song but his "weakness" was a "bit of inconsistency". Hamilton, whose long-standing relationship with Rosberg grew strained during their four years together at the Silver Arrows, viewed the German's remarks dimly three days before Sunday's season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

 

"I think I've proved that that's not the case last year," champion Hamilton told reporters at the pre-race news conference on Thursday, referring to his nine wins on the way to the 2017 title. "I think there's a lot of people who need to get headlines and that's one way of doing it. The goal this year is to be even more consistent than last year. I think consistency is the main reason I won the world championship last year."


The Briton is favourite to win a fifth title and draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio, who is second on the all-time list behind Michael Schumacher's seven championships.

 

Source: www.channelnewsasia.com & reuters/zl

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