Lewis Hamilton believes he drove the 2016 with more heart compared to his team-mate, despite losing the championship.
Hamilton endured an up and down season in which he had reliability issues and high tensions with his Rosberg. Even though he was ultimately defeated, Hamilton believes he drove to the best of his ability.
“I think I probably drove with more heart this year than I ever have,” he said.
“I was faced with a lot more challenges along the way - whether you start first or fall back to eighth and have to fight back through.
“I had to dig deep, probably deeper than other years when I've started first and disappeared [into the distance]. I would say it has taken a lot more heart and a lot more courage to face challenges and overcome them.”
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