“I think that’s a load of rubbish”: Hamilton critical of Vettel’s F1 hack

Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton were responsible for some nail-biting moments during the start of the hybrid era in F1.

The fights between the two drivers were often neck-to-neck which led the Brit to seek out more pace. One technique that has often been used in Formula 1 was to mimic their rival’s driving style.

Vettel, for example, visualises the lap in the back of his head which supposedly helps him clock better times.

When Hamilton came to know about this technique, he decided to give it a try. The seven-time world champion, however, declared the technique to be “a load of rubbish” for him.

What did Hamilton actually say?

In an interview, Hamilton opened up about how the technique used by Vettel turned out to be ‘useless’ for him.

“I think that’s a load of rubbish,” Hamilton said. “I don’t wanna knock it because maybe for some people it worked. I remember Seb used to do that, visualize a lap. I tried it and it was useless for me. So, again, it’s about finding what works for you.”

Both Hamilton and Vettel have been involved in a bunch of on-track controversies during their battles. However, the duo has managed to work their way through it.

The 2022 F1 season will have a bunch of twists. This might lead Vettel’s current team Aston Martin to race its way to the top.

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