The Monaco Grand Prix is considered to be one of the most prestigious events in the Formula One calendar and so is arguably one of the most important races to a Formula 1 racing driver.
The media coverage from last weekend’s Grand Prix described World Champion, Lewis Hamilton’s loss as “one of the most glaring errors in the history of Formula One”. So the question is, how do you move forward from such an event and limit damage to your team?
In my opinion, Lewis Hamilton has acted as the model team member in his media appearances by accepting joint responsibility alongside his team for the decision to pit stop, which ultimately resulted in him losing the race. Whilst Formula 1 racing is an individual sport every driver relies heavily upon the team behind them for success and I think we can take the following lessons from Hamilton’s response to the misguidance from his Mercedes team;
As in the case of Lewis Hamilton, if you handle a mistake in the right manner it can only impress those around you.
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