Post by brafield Post by News
Anthony meant to say "figuratively", not metaphorically.
Anthony didn't say that, the Autoweak 'journalist' did.
I think what Hamilton senior *meant* to say was "No comment" but his mouth
ran away with him.
I can see why Lewis felt he had to take a break from constantly being with
Anthony. The messages he gives out with his words are so very mixed. From
that Autoweak article;
"Not just how strong you are but how much experience you have had of
mustering all of your strength to do something you believe is beyond your
From my time as a life coach I know not to say anything as stupid as that.
If you believe something is beyond your capability then subconciously you're
giving yourself a big reason to fail. The subconscious is a very literal
beast, it acts on what words it hears (or sees). Which is why I advise
people to be careful using the phrase 'I will try to ...' and only use it
when external factors affect the outcome.
Another quote from Anthony on that page that is really not good langauge to
use if you're closely involved with a competitor; "Lewis only has one desire
and ambition right now, which is to claim back the title if he can, if the
car is good and everything works in his favor".
"If he can"? "If the car is good"? "If everything works in his favour"? It's
no wonder Lewis asked him to stop going to every race. Now he needs to ask
him to start saying something like "No comment, my son speaks for himself on
the track" if journos cold-call him.
A supportive father can be a huge blessing in helping a young racer get to
the top but Anthony is a perfect example of why, once their son is there,
they should STFU and just bask in the reflected glory.
"Humans will have advanced a long, long way when religious belief has a cozy
little classification in the DSM*."
David Melville (in r.a.s.f1)
(*Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)