Grace in current adversity may be the truest measure of Lewis Hamilton yet

World champion is exhibiting the finest of qualities as he faces perhaps the greatest challenge of his Formula One career

The measure of a man, it is said, may be judged by his handling of adversity. The greats dig deep, weather the slings and arrows and emerge, beaten or victorious, with head held high. For Lewis Hamilton facing perhaps the greatest challenge of his Formula One career, the test has come with the world champion better suited than ever to prove that he is not only a great competitor but a true sportsman.

Hamilton goes into this weekend’s British Grand Prix having taken a pummelling from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen for five consecutive races. He was once more beaten by Verstappen in Saturday’s sprint race that decided the grid for the grand prix and now trails the Dutchman by 33 points in the world championship.

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