Lewis Hamilton needs 'better team support' says father

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With the F1 drivers' championship looking to be a pipe dream for McLaren's Lewis Hamilton, his father believes that he needs more help from his team if he is ever to reclaim racing's top spot...

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In what has become a relative staple for Hamilton this season, his last race saw him brimming with frustration has he added to his growing catalogue of high profile mishaps on the track. Felipe Massa was the other driver involved in Hamilton's latest incident at the recent Singapore Grand Prix.

It is now essentially a foregone conclusion that Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel will hold the world championship title that he managed to pick up last year (becoming the youngest driver in the Formula One history to do so – an title which also used to be held by Hamilton). All that is left is for the young German driver to pick up a point in one of the few remaining races of the season; given Vettel's form during this season, his victory is all but complete.

Having been comprehensively beaten by Red Bell and Vettel this year has made Hamilton's father (who had managed the British driver since childhood before he went to Simon Fuller's XIX Entertainment) assert that his son needs a higher calibre of support from his team if he is ever to reclaim his world championship title.

"His management need to do more," commented Hamilton's father.

"What I will say is look up the paddock; every driver that's got a driver manager, the manager is here [in Singapore] and in the driver's life," replied Hamilton's father when asked if his son needed a change in management.

Meanwhile, BlueSQ, Paddy Power and BetFred currently offer 9/2 odds that Lewis Hamilton will go on to win the upcoming Japanese Grand Prix.

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