Hill reckons Hamilton has 'another gear'
18 May 2014 – Damon Hill believes that Lewis Hamilton has "another gear" to step up to during the 2014 season, despite the Mercedes driver's impressive run of four race victories that has put him in charge of the title battle.
Since retiring from the season opener in Australia, Hamilton has finished ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg at every race, prompting 1996 title winner Hill to claim that his fellow Briton will be "almost impossible to beat".
"Up until this season, it always looked like Lewis's focus could go at any time," Hill, who claimed his sole Drivers' crown with Williams, told the BBC. "He now seems to have the demeanour of someone who is totally content.
He added: "I do wonder if he is just cruising. I think he has another gear. He is so focused on the job."
Hill reckons Rosberg could be too mentally scarred to bounce back from Hamilton's strong run.
"Nico had two opportunities to beat Lewis – in Bahrain (gap of 1.085 seconds) and Spain (gap of 0.636 seconds) – but he let them slip through his fingers," said Hill. "That might already be too much to recover from."