Former F1 team coach turned analyst Eddie Jordan called on Lewis Hamilton to be more aggressive with his approach going forward.
Eddie Jordan is the owner and founder of the Jordan Grand Prix, an F1 team that competed in the sport from 1991-2005. Following last week’s controversial conclusion at the Abu Dhabi GP, Jordan shared his thoughts on Lewis Hamilton. He feels Hamilton has been ‘too good for too long’.
The Briton failed to win his 8th world championship after Max Verstappen overtook him on the final lap to claim it. Jordan says Hamilton allowed an ‘arrogant and aggressive’ Verstappen to snatch the title from him.
Great generous and dignified response from @LewisHamilton. He’s really special, on the track, and beyond it. Action class to the end.
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“You can’t deny Verstappen’s title.” Jordan said in an interview with the BBC. “However, on the other side, I think Hamilton has opened the door.”
“He allowed someone as aggressive and arrogant as Verstappen to upset him and steal the title from him. I think Lewis has been playing too well for so long and I think he needs to train himself again.”
“Lewis Hamilton has been nice, nice people don’t win titles”
Hamilton is a seven-time world champion and has dominated the sport since switching from McLaren to Mercedes in 2012. He has won six of his seven world titles between 2014 and 2020, to lost the next in the final round of the season. .
Eddie Jordan comments on Hamilton’s body language after the race. “For me, it was his body language. Listen to what he says then; he is very athletic. ” 73 years old said.
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“All of England can be very proud of what he is doing. But nice guys don’t win titles, and he turns out to be a nice guy.”
“He’s the best racer I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen some of the really top riders of my time, so for me I really put him on the pedestal.” he concluded.
Hamilton finished the season in 2nd place behind Verstappen. He has a driving contract for Mercedes until 2023 when he is 39, but his future in F1 after that remains uncertain.
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