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Lewis Hamilton is "indispensable" - Father

  • Published on 10 Nov 2016 15:25
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  • 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."

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

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    • Nov 10 2016 - 19:32
    • Hemex

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

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      • 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.

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      • Nov 11 2016 - 15:37

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