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Why Lewis Hamilton Is the Best British F1 Driver Since Nigel Mansell

It was at the midpoint of last season's British Grand Prix when Lewis Hamilton solidified his status as the modern-day Nigel Mansell. Having been beaten by his Mercedes-team-mate, Nico Rosberg, for three consecutive races, Hamilton's season slumped to a new low in qualifying, when he effectively decided against taking pole position, aborting his final effort under the misplaced belief that the track was too damp to improve his lap time. Starting out of position in sixth, Hamilton, according to BBC Sport's Andrew Benson, vowed to switch to "attack mode" in his efforts to chip away at Rosberg's 29-point lead in the drivers' championship, and he remained true to his word. He dispatched Nico Hulkenberg and Sebastian Vettel after just four corn...

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