Lewis Hamilton Too Arrogant to Win an F1 Championship?

Gerard ElliottCorrespondent IAugust 8, 2008

In the world of Formula 1 three drivers currently dominate the drivers table: Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Räikkönen, and Felipe Massa.

Lewis Hamilton is the leader in the standings, but may be the most arrogant driver of 2008. His career has been plagued with moments where his arrogance—and perhaps even his skill—has outmatched the abilities of his McLaren racing car.

The most notable moment came during the very last race of the 2007 season. In Brazil he was trying to take the lead during the first part of the Grand Prix and ran wide of the corner in turn four, dropping to eighth. Although, to his credit, he did race his way back up to seventh after falling as low as 18th.

In the 2008 season Hamilton has rammed the back of Alonso's car in the Bahrain Grand Prix and finished a disappointing 13th. Also in the practice for the Bahrain Grand Prix he crashed and completely destroyed his car. This could be his fault or the car's—either way he must have been pushing the car far too much.

This might not be arrogance, but still a major fault by Hamilton was when he crashed into the back of Kimi Räikkönen in the pit stop in the Canadian Grand Prix.

Don't get me wrong, I do think Hamilton is a brilliant driver. But could he be too arrogant to ever win a championship? He will do anything to take the lead and sometimes this can be fatal to his race rankings.

What do you think? I hope I am wrong and he does win a championship—and he does get over his arrogance.