Hamilton Will Come Back Stronger in 2011 - Manager
In parallel to his on-track struggles, Hamilton had to also face intense criticism following his burnout and tailgating incident in Australia, when he was stopped by the local police and handed a hefty fine. Added the personal problems with his father Anthony, it's pointless to stress the fact that 2010 was not quite ideal for Ham.
Knowing that all too well, McLaren's team manager Martin Whitmarsh argued that his driver will come back stronger in 2011, having gone through a rough period last year.
“I think it is well publicised that Lewis had a number of issues,” said Whitmarsh in a recent interview with British magazine Autosport.
“He is still a very young man. I think he is finding his way as a motor racing driver and in his life, and I think he had some cause for distraction. The team could have done a better job, and inevitably the drivers could have done a better job. We could all have done a better job. I could have done a better job too,” he added.
“But overall I don't think Lewis should be too dissatisfied with his performance. He had some fantastic races and we all know what a superstar he is, and how tough he will be on himself. (...) That is what drives us along, motivates us and makes us determined to win this year.”