In a Channel 4 exclusive interview, the seven time Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton, discusses the reasons behind his tough start to the 2022 F1 season, his memories of winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone eight times and looks back at the tough end to the 2021 season he experienced in Abu Dhabi when Max Verstappen just pipped him to the World Championship.


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11 F1 Fan comments on “Why is Hamilton having such a tough 2022 season?

  1. Don

    I think Hamilton has been too pampered over the years with a car that has been so far superior to the others on track that he has not had to earn his titles, and the two years that he had a battle on his hands, he fell apart by being beaten by both Rosberg and Verstappen. He is not used to not being so far ahead of the others, that he doesn't know how to handle it, so lost all motivation until his car had finally improved.

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      • Shroppyfly

        Yeah yeah , so Rosberg was reliability and Max human error, so what's it going to be next time, to little nose jewellery? Or to much booing?, always an excuse blah blah blah, he's toast at end of the year said Nico

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    • Donalf

      Do you know, I think that I agree with you Don,. On the subject of sir Lulu I have family members who support Hammi and have done since he started winning frequently as a non supporter of Hammi I have been taking stick for the last seven years as I supported JB since he first took over from D, Hill and since he retired I support CL cause he seems a nice lad and could win races same goes for GR, some people just like to back a winner and say, hell didn't lewis do well at silverstone but the funny thing is its all gone quiet on the home front this season obviously because he is not winning so nothing to report, I shall enjoy it as long as I can.

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    • Andy

      Personally I think it's more along the lines that he's getting older and the bouncability of the merc on the straights is just taking it's toll. You have to remember that George is 15 years younger so he can handle the physicality of the merc better perhaps than Lewis.

      He's still been around to pick up the pieces when Leclerc shows he's not yet a mature driver or Carlos's car catches fire.

      Lewis is starting his downward slide I think, he's now past his best whereas Max is approaching his best. Charles is where Max was a few seasons ago I think.

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      • shroppyfly

        Point to note Andy, Hamiltons posts preseason were of the ilk, im back and fitter than ever, i want my crown back etc etc ,ok the cars a dog or dogturd as Ror would say but yes i agree with your content, but it wasn't the 1st race of the season you thought that surely, if Hamilton's on the downward slope it started way before that, ie being mullered all last yr by Max,and whatever people think , lets face it he was... a few did say King G will monster Lewis and well, hes giving it a good go, as for Max and Charlie, well Max 8th season , can hardly believe im typing that.... and Charlie his 5th so maybe your right, maybe lol
        Ive no issue Hamish hanging around collecting his Millions, but him and his Dad,Herr Wolff, should stop saying we are the Best at Everything... blah blah, when results don't lie, keep quiet improve, as Ferrari did, there's no bragging rights about finishing 3rd all the time, In my biased opinion. lol that The Dame should have still done a Nico last yr.

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  2. shroppyfly

    He's also having to fight with people he's not used to as per the last 2-3 races, I feel really sorry for him...no that's wrong I actually couldn't give a toss

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    • Andy

      I think it's good for the spectacle of the sport actually. It gets people talking and excited again. If Ferrari sacked Where's Wally and put someone decent in charge then they may have a better chance of beating the Bulls too and even better for the sport.

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  3. CanadianEh

    Like the rest of us, in their cinder-like heart-of-hearts, even the inveterate Dame Lucille supporters know she didn't earn her titles.

    Don already said it - Lucille's fragility is in direct proportion to her place in the finishing grid. The car has always been what won the Titles not her talent.

    Take today's driver's and plunk them down in 1995 F1 cars, and the cream would rise to the top very quickly. Alonso, Vettel, Raikkonen - all the old-timers - and maybe a couple of young-guns would join them, Chuck and MadMax. But not Lucille. He's good certainly, but not great.

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