Experts question Hamilton aggression

Mon, 21 May 2007, 12:13

The missing element in the makeup of rookie formula one sensation Lewis Hamilton could be aggression.

That is the revelation of grand prix experts Gerhard Berger and Eddie Jordan.

“I saw how Lewis had been spoiled, never had to fight for a drive, how everything was organised for him and I wondered how he could have a killer-instinct,” said Berger, a former ten time GP-winner and co-owner of the Toro Rosso team.

He added: “A successful driver has to be selfish, like Senna and like Schumacher, and in the car I knew how to be nasty if I had to be.

“With Lewis, let’s wait and see, but he has shown all the right instincts.”

Former team owner Jordan added: “We hope (Lewis) has something steely in there, otherwise he’ll be swamped.”

Meanwhile, the specialist magazine Sport Bild reports that Hamilton, 22, found the working end of McLaren boss Ron Dennis’ bad temper on the morning of the Spanish grand prix.

Apparently, Hamilton broke Dennis’ strict 10pm pre-race hotel curfew after a visit to the separate accommodation in Barcelona of his father Anthony and brother Nicholas.

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