Lewis Hamilton confident he can take on F1's new young talent

21-11-2019 17:05
by Adam Newton
F1 News
Lewis Hamilton confident he can take on F1's new young talent

Six time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton says that he believes he still has the ability to take on F1's new generation of talented drivers, despite being over a decade older than most of them. 34-year old Hamilton is still at the top of his game, as shown by his storming run to the title this year, picking up ten race wins on the way.

The likes of Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc and Alex Albon have shown their ability in recent weeks and months, and with even more talent in the pipeline with the likes of Lando Norris, George Russell and Esteban Ocon also showing very positive signs.

These guys may be the future of F1, but right now Hamilton is the master and he says he can still compete with the new wave of talent.

He told motorsport.com: “It’s inevitable that the youngsters are going to come through. There’s often a wave of young talent that manages to make its way through to Formula 1.

“I think Formula 1’s got a lot of new young blood with a lot of potential and they really are the future of the sport.

“Fortunately I feel that whilst the number [of years] shows a little bit higher, I feel like I’m able to still kick it with these guys.

“So I’m excited for the future, racing with these guys and if we can get these teams to be closer, then we’re going to see more awesome battles like [Brazil] and I think that would be great.”

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