Hamilton: Daring, not dangerous. A big difference

The Formula One world is busy debating Lewis Hamilton's attacking style of driving that has seen him come under fire from several quarters. But is it really that dangerous?

updated: June 16, 2011 15:15 IST
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Paris: Administered the last rites after his fiery crash in 1976, Niki Lauda will always be more qualified than most to talk about the dangers of motor-racing. His scars are permanent reminders of how close he came to giving his life to the sport.

Still, on the subject of whether Lewis Hamilton represents a menace to himself and to others, the three-time Formula One world champion is wrong.

"You can't drive like that, someone can die," Lauda reportedly said after the 2008 champion again played bumper-cars with his sleek McLaren, this time at last weekend's epic Canadian Grand Prix.

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