Friday, December 5, 2008

Hakkinen tips Lewis to be best British F1 driver

Thursday 4th December 2008

Double World Champion Mika Hakkinen believes Lewis Hamilton has the talent and time to become the best grand prix driver Britain has ever produced.

Hakkinen, who won his titles in 1998 and 1999, has been impressed with Hamilton's ability to cope under pressure despite making high-profile mistakes on his way to becoming the youngest ever F1 World Champion this year.

The Finn said: "He can be the best England has seen because he is a young guy and he has plenty of time to make this his goal.

"He is in a great team and has good commitment to it, so I don't see any problems there.

"He has a fantastic fitness programme and will have the energy for many, many years to maximise his performance. So I don't see any reason why he can't be the most successful.

"He is only in his second year of Formula One and it is a very high-pressure environment. It is normal that mistakes happen."

Source : Planet F1

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