Hamilton expects to cope with TC ban

Tue, 8 January 2008, 01:34

Lewis Hamilton has rejected suggestions that he might struggle to adapt to life in formula one without traction control in 2008 and beyond.

“For sure he won’t be able to carry on driving the way he has,” Ferrari team manager Luca Baldisserri told La Gazzetta dello Sport recently.

Briton Hamilton told reporters at the launch on Monday of McLaren’s 2008 car, the MP4-23, that every driver on the grid has emerged through the ranks without the help of sophisticated driver aids — such as in GP2 in 2006, when he was crowned champion.

“We all have had the experience and we have all got the ability and talent,” he said.

“As you can see in the testing, everyone is adapting quite quickly, and that is what we do as racing drivers — we adapt as quickly as possible. I don’t believe there is an advantage but I think you will see some drivers can deal with it better than others,” Hamilton added.

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