Lewis Hamilton will be “wounded” heading into the new Formula One season after losing last year’s world championship to teammate Nico Rosberg, according to former team owner Eddie Jordan.
“I think he is wounded because he lost last year,” Jordan said, as quoted by The Times. “He should never have lost it and he knows that. He let that one slip away and whether it’s slipping through the net, or whatever it is, he took his eye off the ball. It was unprofessional.
“He had the championship wrapped up leaving on summer break. He went off to the States. He did other things. He thought it was his and so did I.”
Hamilton heads into Sunday’s grand prix in Melbourne with a new teammate. Valtteri Bottas was appointed as Mercedes new driver for the 2017 season in place of Rosberg.
But the Englishman will also have Ferrari to consider, with the Italian team proving fastest in pre-season testing in Barcelona.
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