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Lowe: Hamilton proves importance of the driver in F1

Former Mercedes technical executive director Paddy Lowe says that Lewis Hamilton's victory in Turkey last week proved how important the driver remained in Formula 1 and that it's not just about who has the best car. Mercedes struggled at Istanbul Park, with Hamilton only qualifying in sixth place in wet conditions. But on Sunday, he was able to bounce back to win the race and with it a record-equalling seventh championship. But several of his closest rivals this season - including team mate Valtteri Bottas and Red Bull duo Max Verstappen and Alex Albon - continued to struggle on Sunday, which is what makes Hamilton's achievement all the more remarkable according to Lowe. Read also:...
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