Take it easy

Lewis Hamilton has been a man in constant trouble this season, and if he doesn't get a grip he could lose his McLaren seat, warns former F1 hero Johnny Herbert.

Herbert was on the side of Felipe Massa after his skirmish with Hamilton on Sunday, which led to the Brazilian grabbing his 2008 title nemesis by the shoulders after the race.

'The Brazilian had every right to be angry with him after the race,' wrote the 47-year-old former Sauber and Jaguar driver in his column for The National.

'I am sure McLaren would want to keep him, but their loyalty might start wavering if he keeps making such costly errors,' he said.

The four time champion Alain Prost argued in L'Equipe magazine that currently both Alonso and Vettel were better drivers than Hamilton.

'He is too aggressive,' said Prost. 'He should have his manager try to calm him a little, because he is spoiling an incredible talent.'

For racing fans however, the tribulations of Lewis Hamilton have provided a distraction to an otherwise predictable F1 season, in which Hamilton has been largely eclipsed by his teammate Jenson Button. Can he get his career back on track next year we wonder?

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