Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton will win more titles, says Webber

Webber believes Hamilton can win more titles. (©GettyImages)
Webber believes Hamilton can win more titles. (©GettyImages).

Lewis Hamilton is able to win more world titles.

That is the view of Mark Webber, who is set to leave the sport at the end of the year.

Of course, nobody would doubt the Australian due to the success the Hamilton has had so far in his career. The Brit has won a race in every season he has raced in F1, and can now even boast that he has achieved this with two teams - a requirement some believe is necessary in order to be called a "great".

However, since Hamilton's unbelievable start to his career, which saw him miss out on the championship by a single point in his rookie year and clinch it in his second, he has had somewhat of a lacklustre few years which has seen his performance overshadowed by the dominance of Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel.

Webber, who has been somewhat critical of Pirelli, blames Hamilton's struggle on the tyres.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, he said: "He is having trouble expressing himself on the Pirelli tyres, like me. It's not meant to be an excuse - even if it probably sounds like one - but it's obvious I had less success on the Pirellis."

Webber is confident that Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 world title will not be the only one against his name.

However, he does argue that drivers like Lewis and himself are at a disadvantage driving on the Pirelli tyres.

On the other hand Webber believes that team mate Vettel is “the master on Pirelli tyres” and that “it’s bad news for others that Pirelli are staying.”

Webber has acknowledged that Hamilton has difficulty separating his work life and private life, something which he urges the Brit to resolve.

"I do think Lewis needs to find that consistent hunger he had back in the day. Lewis wanted to prove himself back then; and he did.”

Having said all this, Webber believes that Lewis is certainly in the hunt for the title next year and believes that his age and his work environment at Mercedes will help him on his way to this.

“I want him to do well; and he’s certainly capable of it.”

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