Wet, dry, day or night – no matter the weather, no matter the time of day, no matter the venue, Lewis Hamilton is a man in control. Engine problems may have prompted an early retirement from the F1 season-opener in Australia, but since then, he’s been all-but untouchable.
While Melbourne may have ended in disappointment, Hamilton’s response since has been emphatic: three races, two pole positions, and three wins after taking last Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix for Mercedes in Shanghai. But even after winning three races in succession for the first time in his eight-year F1 career, Hamilton remains second on the one list that matters – the drivers’ championship standings. The reason? His team has produced a car as bulletproof as it is fast, a combination that has allowed teammate Nico Rosberg to retain the championship lead despite finishing second to Hamilton for the third race weekend in a row. But on the Briton’s current form, it won’t be an advantage Rosberg enjoys for long.
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