Mar.9 (GMM) Two of Lewis Hamilton's contemporaries and rivals have credited the young Briton's meteoric rise to 2008 title contention to talent and a healthy dose of luck.
22-year-old Nico Rosberg is a highly rated driver for Williams, but he will commence his third formula one season next Sunday without having scored a single podium place.The German says Briton Hamilton is very talented but admits that his instant success as a McLaren rookie last year was "definitely frustrating"."He's a bastard! He sneaked in from behind and jumped ahead of me," Rosberg told the Daily Telegraph."But F1 involves luck and chance -- it's a matter of being with the right team at the right moment."Toyota newcomer Timo Glock, meanwhile, succeeds Hamilton as the reigning GP2 champion, and similarly thinks "timing" played a role in the McLaren driver's highly lauded campaign last year."Lewis was just there in the right moment, in the right car," he said in an interview with Reuters."He did a good job but in the end it's not one hero doing everything. It's a team sport. You have to have the right package and the right timing."That's what Lewis had last year," Glock added.