He is a MASSIVE choker.
He should have been world champion in his first season but he choked,
And he would have been the first person to ever do so-so that's below the belt.
. He had it won the next year but did his very best to throw it away against Massa and won it on the last corner only because it rained, when he should have won it many races before that.
He won it over a season, end of story.
, he is not capable of playing the percentage game
LEWIS HAMILTON insists he will NEVER go slow in his pursuit of the world title.
The Brit has seen his Formula One challenge suffer a major blow after crashing out in the last two grands prix.
But with just four races to go, starting with the ultimate track test in Japan on Sunday, Hamilton maintains trying to change his full-blooded approach could spell disaster.
He said: "You could say just don't bother overtaking but then I might as well not race. I'm here to overtake, I love it.
"As soon as the red light goes out all your natural reactions kick-in.
"If you start thinking I don't want to get the start wrong then, boom, you get the start wrong.
"Don't want to get caught up in the first corner? Then, boom, you get caught in the first corner. You can't think like that, you've got to go out and get on with it.
"There's going to be a time when it doesn't work but if you look at my record, it's pretty good. I don't know how many 'did not finishes' I've had in 70-odd races but it's not half.
"Some of us are more aggressive than others. Some do a lot less overtaking than others."
Hamilton, 25, has dropped to third in the standings, 20 points behind Red Bull's Mark Webber who leads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso by nine.
But the Brit insists he is still in the title fight as he bids for glory on the unique figure-of-eight Suzuka track.
Hamilton added: "It's a special circuit, it's amazing.
"It's one of those raw, old-school tracks. Some of the corners you put your wheel over the white line, touch the grass and you're off. That's the way it should be."