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Lewis Hamilton is a “phenomenon” who has ensured none of his immense talents has ever gone to waste, claims former F1 driver Damon Hill.
Hill believes the reigning champion is now up there in the pantheon of sporting greats alongside the likes of Roger Federer.
“He is starting to resemble in stature the likes of Roger Federer,” said Hill, in the March 2020 edition of the official Formula 1 magazine. “Year-in, year-out he keeps coming back to the front. It takes an enormous amount of talent but it’s no good on its own. He has nurtured it, applied it, looked after it, not spent it unwisely. He is a phenomenon.”
The six-time world champion Hamilton is aiming to win his seven titles to equal the record of Michael Schumacher, however, Grand Prix are currently suspended due to coronavirus outbreak.
Some of the postponed races may be rearranged later in the year, with the annual shutdown being brought forward to March and April to free up three weekends in August.