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Lewis Hamilton

Brawn: Hamilton out of practice at handling frustration

Formula 1 Managing Director Ross Brawn thinks that Lewis Hamilton's years of domination mean he isn't able to handle frustrations quite as well as others.

Hamilton Monaco
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Ross Brawn has said that he feels Lewis Hamilton's years of domination have left the reigning Champion less than prepared to handle frustration when things don't go his way.

Hamilton was a vocal critic of Mercedes after Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix, saying that the team had 'lessons to learn' after a strategic blunder saw him resigned to a seventh place finish.

F1 Managing Director Ross Brawn said comments like that, as well as Hamilton's angry radio messages, showed that he's not quite as able to handle frustration as others.

"Lewis was clearly agitated with the way his weekend was going in Monaco and that frustration boiled over in the race, when he was unhappy with how his strategy was playing out," Brawn wrote in his post-race column.

"He’s a fierce competitor, so it should be expected that he will get
frustrated when things don’t go his way. He has rarely had to experience
this, so he’s a bit out of practice in handling these things.

"Yes, he was pretty robust but when he reflects on this weekend, I’m
sure he will look at it differently. Mercedes and Lewis have been
together for a long time – and know each other well – so they will get
over it. It won’t be an issue."

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