David Coulthard predicts World Champion Lewis Hamilton will take his game up another notch this year after claiming his maiden title in 2008.
Hamilton narrowly missed out on the World Championship in his rookie season in 2007, but he bounced back last year to win the title in dramatic fashion in the final race of the season.
Coulthard believes the 24-year-old Hamilton could cut loose this year as he will be more relaxed now that he has a title to his name.
"If he hadn't done it in year two, there may have been an element of desperation in year three," Coulthard said.
"I think he will be a more relaxed, rounded guy with less to prove. It gives him an opportunity to unleash that last bit of his performance.
"Clearly he worked very hard and honed his talent on the racetrack. There were mistakes. Why do mistakes happen?
"At a certain point the brain doesn't quite connect with the body the way it normally does. That may be taken out of his game and take him to another level."
Source : Planet F1