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Hamilton Sr: A 'new' Lewis Hamilton will strike back in 2012

Anthony Hamilton: You've not seen Lewis Hamilton yet, you've seen a young Lewis Hamilton. Now a new Lewis Hamilton is coming...

Anthony Hamilton reckons his son Lewis will come back stronger in F1 2012.

The McLaren driver has had a difficult season, marred by a number of incidents - most noticeably in recent months with Felipe Massa.

Korea last weekend, however, provided a boost and Hamilton Sr believes he has now 'turned a corner'.

“There's only so much [negative criticism] that one person can take,” Hamilton Sr told BBC Sport.

“Lewis is an extremely talented individual and I tell you what, most of us would not have been able to come back from what he has had to face this year.

“I think in Korea, he showed just how much of a champion he is, not just as a racing driver but as an individual.

“Let's face it, he's had a tough year, he's faced a lot of criticism and yet still he comes back fighting and can produce results that he did last week. He's an incredible man and an inspiration to so many people.

"He's turned a corner in everything he's done, his lifestyle and his love of motorsport.

"You've not seen Lewis Hamilton yet, you've seen a young Lewis Hamilton. Now a new Lewis Hamilton is coming."



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16.10.2011- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 2nd position and Sebastian Vettel (GER), Red Bull Racing, RB7 race winner
16.10.2011- Race, Press conference, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 2nd position
16.10.2011- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
16.10.2011- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 and Mark Webber (AUS), Red Bull Racing, RB7
16.10.2011- Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26
16.10.2011- Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR), McLaren  Mercedes, MP4-26 2nd position

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Droog

October 21, 2011 8:01 PM

Aw leave the poor guy alone already. It was fun for a while, but move on people. I'm not a huge fan, but the guy can absolutely drive. Anybody with a WDC under his belt is worthy of a little respect. Yes, even Damon Hill. If I wanted to watch a reality show or Oprah analysis, I wouldn't be watching F1. In Korea, qually and the race showed that LH could put his head down and get on with it when he had to. Nothing is more important than that.



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