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Anthony Hamilton: Going up against Lewis could end a driver’s career

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Anthony Hamilton, father of triple F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton believes that his son is getting stronger each year and warns that going up against him could end a driver’s career.

Hamilton senior told Sky Sports, “Anybody who goes up against Lewis needs to have planned their career correctly because it could be a career-ending move when you go up against Lewis.”

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Hamilton will have a new teammate at Mercedes this year with Valtteri Bottas stepping up to the sport’s dominant team to replace retired reigning World Champion Nico Rosberg.

The Finn has been offered a one year contract to prove himself and is expected by team chiefs to challenge for the title, doing so would inevitably mean that he will have to go head-to-head and beating Hamilton.

But Anthony predicts that Lewis will rise to the occasion as he continues to peak, “I personally think, while he’s getting older and more mature, he’s still actually heading towards the prime of his career. So Lewis is going to be a force to be reckoned with this year.”

“Lewis only ever thinks about winning. He’s happy for Nico, like we all are to be quite honest. We’ve known him a long time and Nico has really worked hard.”

“You need a little bit luck along the way, and he’s had that, but I think Lewis is just looking forward now to winning the championship back on his own merit,” added Anthony who managed his son throughout his junior career and during his first world title triumph in 2008 with McLaren.