Lewis Hamilton's dad to watch him aim for British Grand Prix glory

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London, July 10(ANI): British Formula One ace Lewis Hamilton will have a reunion with dad Anthony when the championship leader bids for British Grand Prix glory on Sunday.

The duo had fallen out earlier when Lewis had relieved his father and long-time manager of his managerial duties days before the start of the F1 season.

They are now back on speaking terms even though Anthony, who had not missed one of his son's races until this year, has still not been to a grand prix.

"I am still Lewis's No.1 fan of course. What he has done this season has been fantastic, great to watch and it shows his mind is right. I will enjoy watching the race and without the pressure and stress of managing him," The Daily Express quoted Anthony, as saying.

"I believe he can win the race because he is such a phenomenal competitor. He's not just a driver, but an out-and-out racer. He never knows when he's beaten," he added.

Lewis had earlier invited Anthony to watch the race.

"It will be good that he's there. I've got grandstand tickets so I said you can choose whether you want to be in the paddock or the grandstand," Lewis had said.

"I said he should go into the paddock, but then he should go and experience something different because he's always watched it either from TV or in the paddock. It sucks - I think - to watch it from the paddock, for spectators anyway," he added.

He had also admitted that his relationship with his father was still not fully mended, and said that his decision to part ways has helped him grow as a person.

Anthony had overseen Hamilton's career since he was eight years old, and was an instrumental figure in guiding the 25-year-old into F1 and the 2008 title. (ANI)

Story first published: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 17:03 [IST]
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