Hockenheim, Germany: Lewis Hamilton will take part in his 100th Formula One Grand Prix at Hockenheim, reluctant to celebrate and with a certain sense of frustration.
Having finished second in his debut season in 2007 and winning the world title at the age of 23 the year after, the subsequent years have been something of an anti-climax for the British driver who has been upstaged by Sebastian Vettel.
Asked if he felt he could have achieved more, Hamilton responded with a clear "yes" during a media briefing at the circuit on Thursday. "But if I didn't feel that, I wouldn't be the driver that I am," he added. "I can't deny it, putting aside the fact that I'm very proud and grateful that I've had the chance to be competitive in a competitive car.
"Every year, I feel like I've prepared myself and had the mental ability and skill to have won more but, just with the circumstances, we haven't been able to do so. It's been a tough 10 or 15 years for this team. I'm waiting for that time when they have their highest point. I hope at some stage it's our turn."...more
10:42 AM, Jul 20, 2012