user icon

Lewis Hamilton is "indispensable" - Father

  • Published on 10 Nov 2016 15:25
  • comments 3
  • By: Dominik Wilde

Lewis Hamilton's father Anthony says that his son has established himself as "indispensable".

Three-time world champion Hamilton has come under fire for his increasingly-extravagant off-track lifestyle.

However, Hamilton Sr., who managed the Mercedes driver's career early on, thinks that Hamilton has now established himself so much that even his life away from the track would not deter racing teams from being interested in him.

"In F1 you can get drivers who are indispensable and Lewis is one of those now. If one team doesn't want him, another will," Anthony Hamilton told the Daily Mail. "He will have a career until he is 35 or 40, whenever he decides to retire."

He has however admitted that he was perhaps too heavy-handed in his apprach to managing his son's career.

The pair parted ways on a professional level in 2010, and Hamilton has developed much more of a media persona in the years since.

"In the old days, if he said he'd really like to go to America, the answer was no. I believe I did the right things for the right reasons. Lewis is a good lad," he said. "My management was all about motorsport, being focused and making the best of it. Maybe there should have been more fun in it."

Huh, a dad who thinks his son is indispensible, never seen that in F1 before..

  • 1
  • Nov 10 2016 - 19:32

Replies (3)

Login to reply
  • Huh, a dad who thinks his son is indispensible, never seen that in F1 before..

    • + 1
    • Nov 10 2016 - 19:32
    • Hemex

      Posts: 1,064

      Bet you Keke thinks the same. But maybe he is like Kimi... just mumbling it, so you don't hear it properly.

      • + 0
      • Nov 11 2016 - 09:16
    • Yeah, pretty sure he is, my comment was meant to be ironic. There has been many articles regarding how parents think their son should remain in F1 and is indispensible and so on, and they seem a bit redundant, since most of them think that way.

      • + 0
      • Nov 11 2016 - 15:37

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

World Championship standings 2022

Show full world champion standings

Test calendar

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

Driver profile

  • Team Mercedes
  • Points 2,826
  • Podiums 118
  • Grand Prix 153
  • Country GB
  • Date of b. Jan 7 1985 (37)
  • Place of b. Tewin, GB
  • Weight 68 kg
  • Length 1.74 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Bahrain
18 - Mar 20
Bahrain
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia
8 - Apr 10
Australia
22 - Apr 24
Italy
6 - May 8
United States of America
20 - May 22
Spain
27 - May 29
Monaco
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan
17 - Jun 19
Canada
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom
8 - Jul 10
Austria
22 - Jul 24
France
29 - Jul 31
Hungary
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2022

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
18 - Mar 20
25 - Mar 27
Saudi Arabia Jeddah Street Circuit
8 - Apr 10
Australia Albert Park
22 - Apr 24
6 - May 8
United States of America Miami International Autodrome
20 - May 22
27 - May 29
Monaco Monte Carlo
10 - Jun 12
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
17 - Jun 19
1 - Jul 3
United Kingdom Silverstone
8 - Jul 10
Austria Red Bull Ring
22 - Jul 24
France Paul Ricard
29 - Jul 31
Hungary Hungaroring
See full schedule
show sidebar