Hill: Hamilton must keep eye on the job
18 January 2012 – Damon Hill believes no more than higher concentration is required for Lewis Hamilton to return to peak form this season. Despite memorable wins in China, Germany and Abu Dhabi plus and a further three second places, 2011 was a year of frustrations for the McLaren driver who collided with rivals on numerous occasions.
In 2012, 1996 World Champion Hill returns to British television screens as a pundit for the new Sky F1 HD channel, which will be launching at the start of March.
“I think he has to show he’s able to manage his personal life better,” Hill is quoted as saying by the Daily Star. “He’ll be the first to acknowledge there were some distractions last year. He’s a bright boy. He needs to keep his eye on the job.
“What we want is a bit more speed from McLaren. There’s a little spark of inspiration that needs to happen there. We are holding our breath.”
After missing out on the world title by a single point in 2007 and claiming the crown by the same margin a year later, Hamilton has notched up championship finishing positions of a fourth and two fifth places between 2009 and 2011.
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