Jul.3 (GMM) Lewis Hamilton is a "very complete driver" but still learning the ropes in formula one, his McLaren boss Ron Dennis insists.
Following a sequence of recent mistakes, which have seen his championship lead cut down to a ten-point deficit, 23-year-old Hamilton was the subject of intense criticism, mainly waged by the British press.But in interview with BBC Newsbeat, Dennis defends his protege."It doesn't matter what age you are, you're always going to learn as you go through life. And of course Lewis isn't the exception."Inevitably the learning curve for him is steeper now than it will be in two or three years time. But he's really risen to the challenge and he's a very complete individual and a very complete racing driver and it's a pleasure to work with him," Dennis added.Dennis also suggested that, following the critique of Hamilton's performances particularly at Montreal and Magny-Cours, there has been a misunderstanding about the rigours of life on the F1 grid."Most people don't really appreciate how difficult the drivers' workload is. It's one of those things. You've got to put it behind you and focus on the next race," he said.