Why there are no dark clouds over Hamilton

Why there are no dark clouds over Hamilton

The Lewis Hamilton of old would have struggled to deal with the turbulent start he's had in 2016. But, says IAN PARKES, the world champion is in a much stronger place mentally to deal with such difficulties this year

We are witnessing a very different Lewis Hamilton this season, one that in many ways takes me back to his debut year in Formula 1 in 2007.

Back then Hamilton was a fresh-faced, wide-eyed rookie, appreciative that after years of toil - including by father Anthony, who once held down three jobs to pay for his son's rise up the motorsport ladder - he had finally realised his dream of reaching F1.

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