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Formula One: Lewis – Mclaren betrayal & the challenges of friendship

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In the second set of clips from the Graham Bensinger In Depth interview, Lewis Hamilton continues to talk openly about his life in Formula One.

Speaking about his decision to move from Mclaren to Mercedes at the end of the 2012 season Lewis explains that the decision to move in a moment of tranquillity. Independently making the decision to make the move despite those around him questioning the decision. Lewis speaks openly about the conversation between Martin Whitmarsh, Ron Dennis and himself around the decision and how the team at the time felt betrayed by his decision.

Lewis has developed a reputation for a being some what of an outsider in the paddock. In this clip Lewis explains the history of his relationship with Nico Rosberg, and how in the current situation it is almost impossible for the two of them to be friends and then expect to compete on the track.

Away from the F1 paddock, Lewis explains his true friendships are found with the likes of Kanye West, Drake, and Jay-Z.

Further clips from this interview can be seen here

Formula One: Lewis ” I didn’t enjoy first championship “

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Lewis Hamilton has spoken candidly about his experiences in Formula One during an interview with Emmy Award Winner Graham Bensinger. Reflecting on his first years in Formula One and first championship Lewis opens up about how his lack of media training and tensions around the sport and Mclaren, his team at the time, impacted his enjoyment of his championship winning year.

Lewis went on to explore his initial concerns around racial barriers when coming to the sport and has overcome these feeling and now sees them as an advantage.

Latterly Lewis discusses the impact losing a race has on him

Lewis goes on to openly discuss the relationship with his father , the challenges they faced and his wanting to have a ‘normal’ relationship with him away from F1 life.

Finally, Lewis talks to Graham about his technical approach to racing, showing him around the Mercedes AMG Petronas W07. Lewis identifies one of his key strengths being in braking distances and how his father pushed him to the beyond the limits of his cars in his career.

You can find more clips from the interview on Graham Bensinger’s You Tube channel here