Jolyon Palmer says Lewis Hamilton has the "mentality of a champion"

10-11-2019 17:28
by Louis Shaw
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Jolyon Palmer says Lewis Hamilton has the mentality of a champion

Lewis Hamilton has already cemented himself in the history books but there is a chance that when he finally retires he will be regarded as the best driver to have ever raced. Former F1 driver Jolyon Palmer has praised Hamilton and has looked into how the Mercedes driver won his sixth championship this season. 

"With eight of his 10 wins this year not coming from pole position, Hamilton has often had to rely on his racecraft for victories," Palmer said in his F1 column. 

"But what has been interesting, and prevalent again in Austin, has been his mentality – that of a champion – which has been apparent over the radio this year.

"During the race Hamilton was told he was going to be in a fight with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen at the end of the race, for second place. As it turned out, Mercedes were spot on with their estimations, but Hamilton wasn’t interested in fighting for second."

It hasn't been an easy season for Hamilton but he has still been able to stand out from the crowd. He has shown everyone how much faster he is and will hope to carry on the pace for the next few seasons to come. 

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