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Hamilton comes under fire

MUCH TO CONSIDER: Lewis Hamilton

EX FORMULA One world champion Nigel Mansell has made a blistering attack on Lewis Hamilton. Mansell has said that the sometimes errant Hamilton needs to "settle himself down" if he is to fulfil his potential.

"Lewis is not mature and he's not got a head on him," Mansell is quoted by ESPN as telling F1 Racing magazine. "I think he needs to settle himself down because the recent episode at Monaco was unnecessary and unflattering both for himself and Formula One. I thought his driving style was very poor because he had no respect for anyone else because where is anyone going to go?"

Hamilton has been called in front of the stewards on a number of occasions this season and been involved in controversial incidents on and off the track.

CRITIC: Nigel Mansell

Mansell, who won the world crown in 1992, has said that it is time for Hamilton to get his act together and to use his team-mate and fellow title winner, Jenson Button, as a measure of how to behave.

"To say that overtaking is impossible at Monaco, well... I've done it coming out of the tunnel several times... but then to say what he said about the stewards was appalling. I was very disappointed and he's got to remember that he has been a World Champion so he should act accordingly and appropriately at all times," he added.

"Both Lewis and Jenson were both great world champions at the time and it's absolutely fantastic to have them both in the same team but Jenson, for me, carries with him just that little bit more maturity," said the 57-year-old.

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