Lewis Hamilton Takes the USA by Storm

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This season has been a disappointing one for Lewis Hamilton with so many reliability problems, but he was in fighting form when he went to the US Grand Prix. Could anyone hold him back from winning?

Lewis Hamilton takes the USA by Storm

This season has been a huge disappointment in Formula One for Lewis Hamilton, and the multitude of adoring fans he has amassed during his time in Formula One. His car has continually suffered from unreliability problems and engine failure. Apart from that, The Mercedes clutch makes it hard to get off the line cleanly, haters have blamed Lewis for being incompetent, but Woolf has confirmed that it is the car and not the driver that is at fault.

As a fan, I knew this anyway, he would not have got to be a three times world champion if he couldn't start the car properly. Lewis Hamilton is an outstanding talent, and he is British, what is there not to be proud of about that! But he is more than a brilliant driver, during the time spent at Mercedes ,his promotional work for them, and his links with so many famous celebrities has raised the profile
of this team so much.

Last week he was invited onto the Ellen Show, this means nothing to me, but I believe it's a very popular show in America. His interview was great, Ellen clearly likes him, and the huge support he got from the audience must have been very uplifting for him after his recent tribulations.

Most recent problems

Recently when Lewis was leading a race by a big margin, his engine blew up, so he had to retire. That win was going to allow him to take over the lead in the world championship, but it actually put the hopes of doing that almost impossible, although one can never write off Lewis, as he was in a similar position in 2014, yet he still won it.

His team mate Rosberg has had a bullet proof car all year and no retirements except when he took Lewis and himself out of the race in Spain earlier this year. This has made many fans question whether Mercedes are sabotaging the car, so their German driver can win the title, and then they will get more sponsorship.

Lewis himself has questioned the repeated unreliability, but insisted that his mechanics work so hard to give him a good car. However, the plot thickens, as it was Ross Braun who persuaded Lewis to join Mercedes in 2013, and he has since written a book explaining that he left because he could not trust Wolff and Lauda. Many fans feel there is a conspiracy, and if Rosberg does win the title, the fans will be deeply unhappy, as there is a feeling that there is something that is just not right about the whole thing.

I myself think that whether the unreliability is intentional or not, Mercedes have let their star driver down big time this year. He would be wrapping up the championship by now, instead of fighting to revive a championship that only needs Rosberg to come second in the last 3 races to clinch it.

What makes Lewis the great driver that he is, has to be his fighting spirit. He had an easy championship last year because Rosberg had no answer for him, and he wrapped it up in America last year with 3 races left to go. But in 2008, he won the championship by one point, by overtaking at the last corner, with not the fastest car on the grid, and in 2014, his car suffered the same problems as this year. I know he will fight until the end, because that is the calibre of the man, and to all his fans, win or lose. he is the true world champion.

Qualifying and the Race

Many famous names came to the race weekend to support Lewis this weekend, Venus Williams and Gordon Ramsey but to name a few. He was untouchable in qualifying, I am sure spurred on by their support, and was over two tenths ahead of Rosberg to clinch pole position.

He explained after that he had been working on his starts, and was confident that it would be ok in the race. When interviewed Rosberg seemed to think he could overtake him at the start, which as a fan, made me feel very nervous.

But I need not have worried, his start was excellent, and he drove the race in great style. His lead was never threatened. Rosberg, however, got overtaken by Ricciardo, and was only able to get second place back because there was a virtual safety car, which enabled him to get a quick pit stop.

The support for Lewis when he was on the podium was huge as always, but although he did nothing wrong this time, Rosberg, as frequently happens, was booed. He has done some bad overtaking moves this year, and cheated, and this has made him very unpopular with the public. One has to hope he will race more fairly next year, that will win him support.

We have 3 races left, and the bookies have Rosberg as their favourite to win. If he does win a championship that has literally been handed to him, I think Mercedes can expect a huge backlash of anger, and more accusations of sabotage. I think it's a shame that Formula One has gone this way, I always say let the best man win.
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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 7 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton. I try to raise more awareness of autism with my writing.

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author avatar Carol
25th Oct 2016 (#)

Thanks Peter for the moderation and star

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author avatar Delicia Powers
26th Oct 2016 (#)

What and amazing and very profound report Carol!...I to believe the old adage "you can just not keep a good man down"...thanks for sharing this latest and always astute update...:0).

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author avatar Carol
27th Oct 2016 (#)

Thanks for reading Stella.. I hope you are keeping well, I don't get so much time to write on here as I would like. x

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author avatar Carol
27th Oct 2016 (#)

Thanks so much for reading this Delicia, I hope you are well.

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author avatar Carol
27th Oct 2016 (#)

Thanks so much for reading this Delicia, I hope you are well.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Oct 2016 (#)

How can Lewis loose dear Carol with you routing for him ??
Many blessings my friend
Stella ><

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Oct 2016 (#)

Actually , I meant ...Lose..not loose . : )
More blessings
Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
29th Oct 2016 (#)

Thanks for reading Stella. I hope you are well. xx

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