Hill: Hamilton could be “impossible to beat”

Hill: Hamilton could be “impossible to beat”

Lewis Hamilton could be “impossible to beat” over the remainder of the 2014 season, according to 1996 Formula 1 world champion Damon Hill.0491LW7D4491

The Mercedes driver has won four of the opening five races and snatched the championship lead from his team-mate Nico Rosberg at the last round in Spain.

The Brit’s season got off to a difficult start after he retired from the Australian Grand Prix with an engine issue. However, he then took a dominant victory in Malaysia, before holding off his team-mate to take a thrilling win in Bahrain.

Another first place in China was followed by a close victory over Rosberg at last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. Hill thinks Hamilton has another level to hit in 2014 and thinks it will be very difficult for anyone to beat him.

“Up until this season, it always looked like Lewis’s focus could go at any time,” he is quoted as saying by the BBC. “He now seems to have the demeanour of someone who is totally content.

“I do wonder if he is just cruising. I think he has another gear. He is so focused on the job, I think he will be almost impossible to beat.”

He added: “Nico had two opportunities to beat Lewis – in Bahrain and Spain – but he let them slip through his fingers. That might already be too much to recover from.”

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Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie is a freelance motorsport and Formula 1 journalist. He has been part of the Richland F1 team since the very start and made his F1 paddock debut for the website at the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix. Jack also writes for Car Throttle, RumbleStripNews, Formula1Blog, PureF1 and F1 Plus, as well as running a popular blog.