The F1 season is well underway and if the current start is anything to go by, Mercedes driver and current world champion Lewis Hamilton doesn’t look likely to have things all his own way. Hamilton, who has won the last two championships, has begun to have a monopoly on the sport rivalling that of Sebastien Vettel and former Renault
driver Fernando Alonso.
Going into this season however, Germany’s Nico Rosberg has managed to take advantage of Hamilton’s different start to the season which has seen the 31-year old finish second, third and seventh.
Although the season is just three races old, Rosberg’s lead at the top of the table is 36 points – a formidable start which even at this very early stage could be difficult to close. In Lewis Hamilton however, we do have a driver who has tremendous tenacity and a drive to succeed.
Just take the last race, for example, the Chinese Grand Prix. Hamilton had to start at the back of the grid and against the odds, the former McLaren driver finished seventh. Many predict, the team here at Asian Sunday included, that the F1 season will be a two-horse race, but I am sure the chasing pack of Sebastien Vettel in his Ferrari and Kimmi Raikkonen in his Lotus will have something to say about that.
Lewis Hamilton’s many championship wins have been deserved, but as is the way with sport, they are soon forgotten when a new challenger such as Rosberg appears. Now is the time for Hamilton to step up to the plate and show the racing world what he is truly made of.