Belgium

Last Race: 23rd August Belgium

Belgium GP Results
Pos Driver
1 Lewis Hamilton
2 Nico Rosberg
3 Romain Grosjean
Italy

Next Race: 06th September Italy

'Hamilton lost the plot after early success'

2013-12-20 09:38:00

 RSS

Share:

'Hamilton lost the plot after early success'

Eddie Irvine believes Lewis Hamilton went 'too showbiz' after he won the Drivers' Championship in 2008...

Eddie Irvine believes Lewis Hamilton went 'too showbiz' after he won the Drivers' Championship in 2008.


Although Hamilton is often mentioned in the same breath as multiple world champions Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso, the Briton hasn't finished higher than fourth in the Drivers' Championship following his second place finish in 2007 and title-winning campaign the following year.

"I think Lewis lost the plot a little bit because he went too showbiz. His entry into F1 was fantastic and his talent was amazing," Irvine told the Belfast Telegraph.

"Then he wanted to be a movie star or a rapper or something else.

"People want their sports stars to be 100 per cent committed to being sports stars. I think he is coming back from that now though and it would be nice if he could challenge Vettel.

"Lewis and Fernando Alonso are the two guys capable of taking Vettel on if their cars are up to it.

"Unfortunately, they aren't at the moment."

Wet start to the day but clearly the sun still shines in Alonso's world

Editor's Picks

Tech Corner: Merc Updates

Tech Corner: Merc Updates

Matt Somerfield looks at the eye-catching 'spoon' style rear wing that Mercedes introduced at the Belgian Grand Prix...

Bigger Blow For Pirelli...?

Bigger Blow For Pirelli...?

A blow-out for Vettel at Spa put paid to his chances of a podium finish but it may be a bigger blow to Pirelli's tender...

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Forum: Good For A Laugh

Nico Rosberg laughed off number two claims; the Forum laughed at him laughing it off...

Good Race, Bad Race: Belgium

Good Race, Bad Race: Belgium

Romain Grosjean comes full circle, Pirelli's image suffers a blow-out and more in Good Race, Bad Race...

PF1 Fantasy Racing

PF1 Fantasy Racing

Are you a Ross Brawn or a Paul Stoddart? Can you manage money like Bernie or Caterham? Let's find out...