In a follow up piece; Lewis Hamilton has told Daily Mail that:
â€˜Iâ€™m in a unique position,â€™ said Hamilton. â€˜Nobody has felt exactly the same things as Iâ€™ve felt. The only person I really take advice from is my Dad (Anthony). Heâ€™s great. He says the right things. Heâ€™s guided me the whole way through my career. So if I have any questions, I ask him.
â€˜I donâ€™t doubt his motives. And Iâ€™m old enough to know whether to take his advice and also when to make my own decisions.
â€˜Whenever I speak to Damon or Jackie I do take what they say on board, but Iâ€™m not going to go searching them out and ask how I can be world champion. I want to do it on my own. I got to where I am on my own, with my family.â€™
At which Mr. McEvoy says:
Saturday morning and he went sailing in the Hugo Boss boat off the Isle of Wight. Embarrassingly, it crashed before the race. More pertinently, it underlined the suspicion that Hamiltonâ€™s celebrity lifestyle is running away with him.
And tomorrowâ€™s flight to Amsterdam, where he will be unveiled as a Reebok ambassador â€” in exchange for about Â£10million â€” will do nothing to dispel the notion that Hamilton Inc, the money-making machine, is being put ahead of Hamilton, the fully focused racer.