Mon 21 Jul 2008
There are no two ways about it, if Lewis Hamilton and McLaren continue as they have done in the last two race weekends then the Driver’s Championship trophy will be sitting on his mantlepiece come the end of the year.
I thought his win at Silverstone a little lucky for two reasons. Firstly, both McLaren and Ferrari had to gamble on tyres due to the timing of their pitstops - and ultimately one was going to get it horribly wrong. Had it not rained again, I could see Kimi getting faster and faster while Lewis fell back, but as it happened the exact opposite took place. Ferrari chose not to change Kimi’s tyres and when the rain came he simply had no grip, which allowed Lewis to waltz off into the distance whereas the other drivers were all waltzing round the track.