Lewis Hamilton a street fighter? That's what Damon Hill says ...

The 1996 Formula 1 champion analyzed the aggressiveness displayed by his compatriot at the British Grand Prix.

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The aggressiveness shown by the English Lewis Hamilton in the past Grand Prix of Great Britain de F1 was analyzed by his compatriot Damon Hill, champion of the specialty in 1996.

On the podcast F1 Nation, Hill left interesting concepts about the maneuver that starred between Hamilton and the Dutch Max Verstappen when both were fighting for the first place in the opening lap of the GP that was played in Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen“I've never seen Lewis drive so aggressively. The only thing I can think of is Barcelona with Nico Rosberg ”, Hill recalled, alluding to the fight that the teammates had in Mercedes at the time.

“I wonder if it was something that happened the day before in the sprint… It was a declaration of intent, right? It was Lewis saying 'listen, I'm a street fighter and if you're going to get tough on me, I'll have to show you what I've got' and he has ”, Hill exemplified.

For the former driver, Hamilton's aggressiveness left a mark on Verstappen, which goes beyond the bruises from sticking against the containment rubbers of the Copse curve: "Psychologically, that has cracked Max. It has made him realize that Lewis, in a wheel-to-wheel battle, is not going to back down. You have to write that down in your mental notebook ”.

Max VerstappenNeedless to say, Hill approves of Hamilton's mindset. “One of the things Lewis is brilliant at is playing in the little zone that lies between going over the mark and not being aggressive enough. It seems that he manages to judge that perfectly. "

Finally, ruled out that Hamilton had an unsportsmanlike gesture. “I've never seen him do anything unsportsmanlike in a particular race. That was the closest thing to something you would say 'that was a bit of a stretch'. But it wasn't like that ... I'm saying 'I had to do it' for a reason. There is always the possibility of an accident, but it would be as much Max's fault as his and that's where Lewis has been brilliant in judging those things. " concluded.

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