Hamilton close to perfection this season says Mansell 6 May, 2014 Nigel Mansell with Lewis Hamilton Lewis Hamilton has impressed Nigel Mansell with his performances so far this season, with the 1992 Formula 1 World Champion claiming that the Mercedes driver has been “close to perfection” in the first four rounds of the 2014 season. Speaking to the BBC ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, Mansell said, “He has been close to perfection, just brilliant. I think he has been given the freedom to express himself.” “When you get a few more wins under your belt, you get even more confidence and that gives you another half a second in your pocket. It doesn’t get any better than knowing you have a good car – it’s the most wonderful feeling,” explained Mansell. “No driver ever wins a world title in a bad team. But what you can do is demonstrate how brilliantly you can win, and Lewis has done that so far this season,” claimed Mansell. The Briton added, “[Mercedes] are the class act of the field in 2014. I don’t see them dropping the ball. They’re not going to be unbeatable during the year, but I think it will be very hard to close the gap because of their superior engine performance.” “Lewis and Nico are going to have a tremendous time in 2014,” concluded Mansell. (GP247) Subbed by AJN. Reports on GrandPrix247.com by: staff & contributors, Reuters syndication, GMM service, Formula 1 teams, sponsors & organisations.