Hamilton frustrated by lack of a fight as he closes in on Schumacher record
Lewis Hamilton has been left dismayed by the fact this year's Formula 1 world title fight is far from the close battle he had hoped for.
Notwithstanding the drama that unfolded in the closing laps of Sunday's British Grand Prix, with Hamilton limping over the line in his Mercedes on three wheels following his tyre failure on the last lap, the signs are ominous.
Following a run of three straight victories, and Mercedes' pace advantage over its rivals, in his quest to match Michael Schumacher's record haul of seven F1 titles, Hamilton already has a 30-point lead over team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who finished outside of the points on Sunday following his own Pirelli failure.
"I’m a through and through racer at heart," said Hamilton. "I’ve grown up, particularly when you’re in karting, you’ve got the wheel-to-wheel racing. That’s what has always excited me, and that’s what gets me up in the morning
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