Brazilian F1 racing legend Emerson Fittipaldi has tipped Lewis Hamilton to win this season’s drivers’ championship.
Fittipaldi should know a thing or two about what it takes to win the crown – he was champion twice himself.
But while the 61-year-old thinks Hamilton will win it doesn’t mean that he wants him to win.
He told BBC London 94.9: "With my Brazilian heart I say yes, Felipe Massa will do it. He’s committed to win.
"But if I use my logical side I think Lewis will take the title."
"Lewis is incredible, I’m a great admirer. He’s doing what no Grand Prix driver has ever done before in their first two years – he’s outstanding."
Another F1 legend, three-times world champion Jackie Stewart, is also keeping a keen eye on the season’s dramatic events.
He thinks that the stewards made a poor decision when handing Hamilton the 25-second time penalty that cost him victory in the Belgian Grand Prix.
But Stewart remains optimistic about his fellow Brit’s championship chances.
"Despite what has happened this week, I am sure he will not let it affect him in any way," he told sportinglife.com.
Written by James Christie