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How Lewis Hamilton Dominates In The Wet

Lewis Hamilton is incredible in wet conditions.
In fact, until last year’s German Grand Prix, Hamilton was unbeaten in rain-affected races since 2014.
Think about that for a second. That’s five years of winning in wet conditions. And even in last year’s crazy race at Hockenheim, where another rain master went on to win, he was leading until he ran wide into everyone’s favourite place to crash that day.
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Granted, in recent years he’s mostly - probably always - been in the best car, but rain does level the playing field somewhat, reducing the advantages of a dominant car, and shifting more responsibility on the driver’s skill.
The stakes are higher in the wet, with every input from the driver needing absolute precision. A mistake in dry might only cost you a few tenths of a second, but in the wet could send you into the barrier.
It’s in these incredibly difficult races, where conditions are mixed up, that can make the difference in a championship bid.
If Hamilton gets it right he’s closer to another championship and further confirmation he’s one of the greats, or get it wrong, and a potential championship win might slip by.
So what is Hamilton doing differently inside the cockpit and how does he maintain such pace in the wet?
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00:00 How Hamilton Is So Good In The Wet
01:14 Incredible Braking Skill
04:17 Precise Feel For Grip
06:20 Driving the Wet Line
07:39 Square Racing Line
08:50 The Hamilton Style
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  1. rockychieng88


    2 päivää sitten

    Hamilton is overrated. Look at his struggles at Mclaren. If he stays in Mclaren, I wonder can he win 7 World titles? Nop.

  2. Community Development

    Community Development

    4 päivää sitten

    This young man Lewis Hamilton brilliant, the most naturally gifted driver F1 has ever seen,this young man appears to have no weaknesses, time will show you how much of a legend this young man really is end of story!!! SHALOM. Judah Israel🕎

  3. Saudi Tate

    Saudi Tate

    4 päivää sitten

    Its simple...hes only fast because hes patient...duh🙄

  4. Dave Russell

    Dave Russell

    5 päivää sitten

    "How Lewis Hamilton Dominates In The Wet" His family couldn't afford grippy shoes when he was growing up? Or maybe he wet the bed a lot? Sorry, couldn't help myself.

  5. paul512bmi


    5 päivää sitten

    He's in the best car, anyone in the field would dominate in that car.

  6. Hublot Whore334

    Hublot Whore334

    7 päivää sitten

    It’s growing up in a relatively wet country without unlimited funds. His dad wouldn’t buy many sets of tyres or wet tyres meaning he is so good at preserving tyres and racing in the rain with any tyre. Same with button, his dad would buy the couple race old tyres from his competitors and use them because it was cheaper and that meant Jensen is soo good with worn tyres

  7. Austin Killian

    Austin Killian

    8 päivää sitten

    I can’t even fathom what it would feel like to be the best in the world at something. Such humble guy too.

  8. Vlad Snape

    Vlad Snape

    8 päivää sitten

    Lewis Hamilton is from England - of course he would be good at driving on wet roads.

  9. sonicstep


    9 päivää sitten

    You over analyse. His secret is RC Rally X (rallycross)/off-road racing.

  10. SALGShaka


    9 päivää sitten

    He is not only one of the great but he is the greatest

  11. King Kenny

    King Kenny

    10 päivää sitten

    hamilton is wet!

  12. Moze jaguar

    Moze jaguar

    11 päivää sitten

    I recommended this channel to a pal who did not understand F1 now he is a massive Daniel and Max fan he can't get enough of now he understands the science of F1

  13. Bestwill Chongong

    Bestwill Chongong

    13 päivää sitten

    Watching that Vettels crash in Germany still hurts 😭

  14. Sandertu


    13 päivää sitten

    Your grip vs speed chart is wrong way. your speed increases to the right "arrow to the right" But the values increase to the left On the right 30mph on the left 200mph. Your chart should have the lowest values in the bottom left and highest in the top right. Or the bottom axis flipped.

  15. Smokey Yunick

    Smokey Yunick

    15 päivää sitten

    Just hitting a puddle can throw you off track in a GT Car like in PC2 but F1 has a bit more downforce, sponsored by zig zag rolling papers MMJ Much, I wish I could pick up 2 seconds a lap somehow I’m currently qualifying 2 secs behind the best drivers in the world

  16. Adnan Amin

    Adnan Amin

    15 päivää sitten

    Rain is the great equalizer.

  17. Its OURS

    Its OURS

    15 päivää sitten

    Hamilton first race impressed everyone,but years later people hate him,imagine if people impressed by Russell merc but years later hes hated because dominating like hamilton too...



    22 päivää sitten

    Senna was better

  19. John Briggs

    John Briggs

    26 päivää sitten

  20. LastName LastName

    LastName LastName

    28 päivää sitten

    Everybody knows why. It is only the fan boys whose don't admit what they know as well.

  21. Calvin Wiggam

    Calvin Wiggam

    29 päivää sitten

    You deserve way more attention and subs. I cant believe a teenage girl on tik tok gets millions and you only have a couple hundred thousand. Its not fair. The information you give out, you make it extremely entertaining and also incredibly informative. And for free? Well you are just a good guy. You really deserve so much more, I am praying for you. I am learning so much and trying tk become better. I race 4 cycle karts in America i dont know if thats too good haha. Really would love to meet you someday. Know you are very special and deeply appreciated, thank you. Also! A video about you driving when you were younger and especially the f1 car at 17 i think would be cool. Maybe videos of your karting days? Thanks

  22. Hardware Mentor PK

    Hardware Mentor PK

    29 päivää sitten

    Yeah he got out qualified by Stroll in Turkey

  23. 999 Ali

    999 Ali

    Uukausi sitten

    Much like Justin Boston used to . Lolzzzz. 😁😁😁😁😁 which F1 did he used to watch.

  24. 999 Ali

    999 Ali

    Uukausi sitten

    How you going to compare Lewis to Jensen butthol. Seriously Jenson Button never been fast in the wet only had one race and now you compared to Lewis White hope loser

  25. Salla Moussa

    Salla Moussa

    Uukausi sitten

    Revealing Hamilton secrets

  26. Kuma Flamewar

    Kuma Flamewar

    Uukausi sitten

    "i remember when i first drove an F1 car at the age of 17..." dat flex though.

  27. Boomify


    Uukausi sitten

    my guy didnt blink the whole vid except the end

  28. D M

    D M

    Uukausi sitten

    Hamilton is great in the wet. Until Verstappen just drives past him, on the outside of a bend.

    • h


      21 päivä sitten

      That’s why Hamilton won in Turkey and Verstappen spun behind Perez, right?

  29. Rhys Dodd

    Rhys Dodd

    Uukausi sitten

    I would say max is the king in the wet.

    • john cale

      john cale

      14 päivää sitten

      king of what?

  30. FPL Asssist

    FPL Asssist

    Uukausi sitten

    Hamilton is prolly one of the best in rainy conditions but honestly this Mercedes is fully suited for any conditions. I rmb him in Korea 2010 with a Sharper Mclaren he was poor in the wet

    • john cale

      john cale

      14 päivää sitten

      Depends on set up too - even lewis looks poor in the wet with the wrong set up

  31. Lachlan & Jeanie Wolfe

    Lachlan & Jeanie Wolfe

    Uukausi sitten

    EVERYONE on the grid look like amatures in the wet compared to Kimi... Those that actually watch F1 races all the way through will know Hamilton really isn't that great in the wet...

  32. Anon Ymous

    Anon Ymous

    Uukausi sitten

    I TOTALLY misread the title😂🤣😂🤣

  33. Scott S

    Scott S

    Uukausi sitten

    He is very good no doubt..But how does he compare to the records set by Ayerton Senna?, ( R.I.P, losing his life far too early.)

  34. MotoChriss


    Uukausi sitten

    The same as he does when dries - has the fastest and the most powerful car. The car so good that you can drop in a Russell in and he's immediately a winning contender. Not that it always helps as Hamilton was fairly squarely beaten in wet by a rookie in backfield car who later became a WC despite never having the fastest and the most powerful car.

    • john cale

      john cale

      14 päivää sitten

      When was that?

  35. So then I was like

    So then I was like

    Uukausi sitten

    Me: Imagining my mx5 doing 120mph Driver61: A little lockup in my F1 car

  36. Joe Chungus

    Joe Chungus

    Uukausi sitten

    This guy has literally done everything I want to

  37. Sebastian Camia

    Sebastian Camia

    Uukausi sitten

    Yea yea bla bla until Max comes to play... He wins mostly because of the car, lets face it guys; half of the paddock can win an F1 tournament with a Mercedes..

  38. Taynara Fagundes

    Taynara Fagundes

    Uukausi sitten

    Max is better in the rain the merc is so easy to drive

    • h


      21 päivä sitten

      The Mercs are not easy to drive. Even Niki Lauda said that.

  39. Shaurya Singh

    Shaurya Singh

    Uukausi sitten

    "Lewis Hamilton is incredible in wet conditions." Noice Lewis ;))

  40. visionsofpromise


    Uukausi sitten

    I'm only watching this as a training video to help me shave off seconds as a Fedex driver

  41. FromZeroToDriftHero


    Uukausi sitten

    but does he really ?

  42. manoffayth


    Uukausi sitten

    Is this the guy that claims to fight for the environment but drives a race car, has multiple super cars that burn a gallon of gas, and drives a boat while taking a video where he says he's by himself with know technology and just his thoughts despite the cameraman and his phone? We live in a world of clout seeking morons who we idolize and want to be...... Why?

  43. PhenomStaR


    Uukausi sitten

    Amazing video by someone who understands the science behind driving 👍👏🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥❤💯

  44. blueconcretezebra


    Uukausi sitten

    Why wouldn't he be good in the wet, he's from Essex.

    • john cale

      john cale

      14 päivää sitten

      Stevenage is in Hertfordshire

  45. Diëgo Kartodikromo

    Diëgo Kartodikromo

    Uukausi sitten

    So you’re saying Max is better than Lewis? But why Lewis winning? Wasn’t it portemao?

  46. HistoryGeek


    Uukausi sitten

    I just realised at 3:38 i am abke to hear the sound of the car and hear it shift without audio😆 how epic

  47. Kelly Oubre Jr.

    Kelly Oubre Jr.

    Uukausi sitten

    Vettel > Hamilton in the wet anyday

  48. hugolafhugolaf


    Uukausi sitten

    So basically, same reasons he's good in the dry. If you don't have 9 minutes 39 seconds, that's the gist of it.

  49. Paolo paolo

    Paolo paolo

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Any one with Mercedes would be a winner , Russell demonstrated just that

  50. Rients Dijkstra

    Rients Dijkstra

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Verstappen is the best rain driver. In Brazil in 2016 he overtook and was a lot faster then everyone including Hamilton! And if the race had been a few laps longer, he would also have overtaken him

    • john cale

      john cale

      14 päivää sitten

      He didnt overtake Lewis - he spun out trying to keep up - Lewis won that race easily.

  51. M Vnk

    M Vnk

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Schumacher 96 Spain GP

  52. Rhy


    2 kuukautta sitten

    "Except for Verstappen" I would love to see a video about Max's driving style, especially how it differs from Hamilton and Botas.

  53. aloof


    2 kuukautta sitten

    Great video title

  54. sentinal


    2 kuukautta sitten

    he could win 10 titles but will never be as good as ayrton senna

  55. mircea miclos

    mircea miclos

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Not convinced at all. Easy to do it with a car 2 seconds faster than the rest. Germany 2019 was all over the place. Perez , Kimi , even Stroll are good on wet , to name a few.

  56. obimk1


    2 kuukautta sitten

    F1 cars don't have ABS or "Traction control"

  57. KS KHAS


    2 kuukautta sitten

    Title:Hamilton fast in the wet Me:yea, tell that to verstappen

  58. Feline Prime

    Feline Prime

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Why so important for everyone to think the WDC is the greatest of all time? You saw a kid who couldn't locate the overtake button duplicate Hamiltons typical performance in this 44 car just a few weeks ago. So is George Russell the SECOND greatest of all time? Watch the DC interview with Jos and Max, go to the last 5 min when Dave asks Max about Lewis. He's pretty spot on with his analysis. He says "Of course Lewis is one of the greatest ever..... he IS in the best car. But he never makes a mistake!......course when you're in front, uncontested it's very difficult to make mistakes, so...I don't know"

  59. Feline Prime

    Feline Prime

    2 kuukautta sitten

    He dominates in the wet because he always starts from the front row and his team keeps him in front......also I guess I need to say that he's got talent and 30 years of experience. My favorite dumb-ass comment came from a guy who I LOVE to listen to, the greatest commentator of all martin Brundle. He had an off day and not only got stuck in the middle of the Lewis GOAT train but said "We know this Mercedes has trouble fighting through a pack of cars, it's not suited for that! It's Lewis who's not suited for that because he lacks experience in dog fighting. Every lap for him is like quali.

    • john cale

      john cale

      14 päivää sitten

      Lol - you must be new to F1 if you think Lewis lacks experience in Dog fighting

  60. Muss Honest

    Muss Honest

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Loooks so hard to get any power down. Just goes to show how bad these cars are in the rain which brings exciting racing. ??Maybe we need to take something from these races and yes maybe do what Bernie said. Add sprinklers to the tracks. Spice up the races on random occasions were tracks are impossible to overtake. Test there skills to the max. See how god they really are. Which in my opinion Lewis always shines and shows his dominance rather than people that slate him.

  61. No Will

    No Will

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Holy fuck you can tell he's a pro. Spitting knowledge nonstop throughtout the whole video

  62. FBI


    2 kuukautta sitten

    His wife will be happy

  63. Walter King

    Walter King

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Lose is not the best in the rain or the best world champion ever Michael Schumacher was super faster than him and he was king Hamilton his race and nobody

  64. LB One Love

    LB One Love

    2 kuukautta sitten

    The young man has skills and is great! Just accept that! Black live and talent matters!

  65. allan hughes

    allan hughes

    2 kuukautta sitten

    A good car is usually good in the wet also is it not ?????? Stop putting this chap on the high stool the best driver in the wet as we all know drives a Red Bull.. Well he is in my humble opinion !!! The only advantage in the wet is if your car is under powered and yes then, you might keep up with faster cars in that sense but when it comes to handling etc the fast cars are still in a better position SO in a nut shell this is when driving skill comesin to play if and a big if at that you car produces half the power of your competitor !!! If that makes sense ??

  66. Diëgo Kartodikromo

    Diëgo Kartodikromo

    2 kuukautta sitten

    That’s why he always says he has to study 📚

  67. promo130


    2 kuukautta sitten

    Hockenheim 2019😂

  68. D R

    D R

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Well I mean Vettle before 2014 was absolutely brilliant in the wet. In that era he was probably the best wet driver. But it is Hamilton now cause Vettle enjoys spinning, and the rain makes it more fun 😂.

    • Toro Loco

      Toro Loco

      2 kuukautta sitten

      He is most famous for the 2008 Italian gp and bottling 2011 Canadian gp towards the end

    • Toro Loco

      Toro Loco

      2 kuukautta sitten

      Really? Name five great wet weather drives from seb in that period

  69. Ardsz


    2 kuukautta sitten

    Ans: The car. Don't need a 10 minute video for this.

  70. Max Poznyak

    Max Poznyak

    2 kuukautta sitten

    There needs to be a stat for Wet Race Wins by Driver . That stat alone should determine who your best drivers are. In the wet , having the fastest car means jack if you can’t control it . I do believe if I’m correct it’s Hamilton,Senna , and Schumacher who have the most wins not sure 100% tho . Anyone know ?

  71. YamsDev


    2 kuukautta sitten

    I don't like Hamilton very much but holy shit is he a good driver. Without a shadow of a doubt he is one of the greatest in the sport; perhaps one of the greatest in any sport.

  72. Petyr Kowalski

    Petyr Kowalski

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Great analysis. A bit surprised more wasnt said about throttle input, especially in the wet but I guess thats all part of "feel" and a sense of where the grip is. The Turkish GP this year was the best example of Hamiltons abilities vs Bottas, same car, Hamilton made no mistakes and won, yet Bottas spun mutliple times and got lapped by his teammate.

  73. BangTheRocksTogether


    2 kuukautta sitten

    "Sending you to the scene of the accident" Hah! I wish I had said that. (You will, Rocks, you will...)

  74. Job N.

    Job N.

    2 kuukautta sitten

    So he has ABS in his foot

  75. Stacey Norman

    Stacey Norman

    2 kuukautta sitten

    To sum it all up....the Champ is just better than everyone else!

  76. Dutch Rockfan

    Dutch Rockfan

    2 kuukautta sitten

    That part with the MX-5 is not true. A car has drag, which means it's hitting (air) molecules. If a car is going faster it hit more and if it goes slower it hits less. Now i you are braking then you will have to release it slightly because you are rerucing the amount of molecules you are hitting.

  77. mrthekingofal


    2 kuukautta sitten

    More of these!!

  78. Philipp Beckonert

    Philipp Beckonert

    2 kuukautta sitten

    : Seeing a graph that has 200 as value in its origin makes my physicist in me go mad with rage. And then to see arrows at the ends of the axis... I have to admit that I died a little. Gotta give that video a straight down vote.

  79. Juan Pablo Rivera

    Juan Pablo Rivera

    2 kuukautta sitten

    I too am tired of Lewis' dominance. But watch, when he retires people will miss his brilliance. Say what you will, but he is, in my humble opinion, the most well-rounded driver of all time. Dominates qualy, kills it in the wet, hardly makes mistakes in races.

  80. mw_ 3000

    mw_ 3000

    2 kuukautta sitten

    *''Lewis Hamilton is incredible in wet conditions''*

  81. Phantom Drift

    Phantom Drift

    2 kuukautta sitten

    To put it straight, it's because hes english and we get too much rain over here so hes used to it

  82. Getulio H F

    Getulio H F

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Hamilton ability to adapt himself on different conditions is really unique, as a complete driver should be. Although many people, including unsuccesful F1 drivers, like to say that the car is better than Hamilton, he's the best driver of all times. The rest are just sour grapes, coming from frustated people.

  83. Niels Vrielink

    Niels Vrielink

    2 kuukautta sitten

    max enters the chat

  84. Saman Khaledian

    Saman Khaledian

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Because he has a fighter Jet against some slow propeller planes and an underdog to fight with. Lewis is one of the best and definitely the luckiest F1 driver in the history of the sport, Just look at this fighter jet in the hand of a young driver with just 2 days practice. Lando Norris, Alex Albon, Max Verstappen, Charles Leclerc even Lance Stroll would've perform brilliantly in that situation. In the case of Bottas just go and check 2009 Formula 3 Euro Series and see how poor Jules Bianchi beated him Bottas is an under average driver who is there just for Hamilton. Could you prove me wrong, be my guest.

  85. Thomas Jager

    Thomas Jager

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Maybe eating baby's at breakfast serves the devil even more and he will get even better......

  86. rockychieng88


    2 kuukautta sitten

    Neh, he is overrated, senna is much better.

  87. Vi _XXiV

    Vi _XXiV

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Oh we knew this from 6 years ago. Back when he smashed almost everyone on a wet and oily track on OG Top Gear's lapboard.

  88. flanker23


    2 kuukautta sitten

    Sorry mate, comparing Lulu with Schumacher, and trying to promote Lulu with Legends step does not work: Look at your hypocrisy and lack of knowledge: at 1:42 you said both drivers ( Schumacher & Lulu) are able to brake late and harder. First, anyone can brake late and harder, just put a stone on the brake padel and brake late. what Schumacher was known for : feathering and modulating the brakes. This could be seen in many videos, and many great drivers commented on this. By saying Lulu brake like Schumacher, you are insulting Schumacher. Your bias towards Lulu is incredible. Do not believe me? look how your legend performed in Fuji, Japan 2008 start: great brake performance by Lulu. Let's accept it, Lulu is an average driver in an incredible car, which makes him also comfortable in wet. Lulu got so much advantage with the car that he does not need to push to the limit, hence fewer mistakes. you do not believe me? comment on Lulu's carrier during 2009-2013 and you will see I prove my point. remember Canada? Jenson Button was faster than Lulu, now no one says Button is a legend, but Lulu is. I can only laugh on this stupidity.

  89. debi briggs

    debi briggs

    2 kuukautta sitten

    I believe Ayrton Senna was a more dominant driver in his time and it would be so much easier to appreciate Lewis's driving skills if he wasn't such a pompous ass...

  90. SpinningSidekick


    2 kuukautta sitten

    So, what yer sayin' is, there's more to racing than smashing the gas and going as fast as you can? Driver 61: 'Details, science, analysis, precision, observation, mathematics, technical application...' Me: "Zoomy car go vroom."

  91. maneki9neko


    2 kuukautta sitten

    This is really well done. I have watched this 3X now, and I keep picking up new bits on each viewing.

  92. Haiasiriku


    2 kuukautta sitten

    love this title lol

  93. Ben Koehler

    Ben Koehler

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Because he drives a Mercedes. I actually was on his side and thought he was better than the rest. Russel just proved to us that it is 90% the car and 10% Lewis. F1 needs to find a way to close the gap between the cars or the sport will die.

  94. Vidbanc


    2 kuukautta sitten

    This doesn't fly anymore. Russel proved Hamilton is irrelevant.

  95. Skippy 4077

    Skippy 4077

    2 kuukautta sitten


  96. The Engineer

    The Engineer

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Because w11 thats why

  97. Quackhouse Productions

    Quackhouse Productions

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Just a shame he flaps his gums so much.

  98. Yfffad Kcud

    Yfffad Kcud

    2 kuukautta sitten

    Wet weather separates drivers hugely. A great driver has feed back feel right through his body which shows in wet weather He also has machinery empathy. That’s Hamilton

  99. Scott Hurst

    Scott Hurst

    2 kuukautta sitten

    That squared off corner line is very "motocross."

  100. अर्जुन्


    3 kuukautta sitten

    Fact: Hamilton won 9 wet weather GP’s in a row spanning 3/4 years. The streak ended at Germany GP 2019. But yes, he’s so overrated. And Russell ‘is already better than him’ because he beat Bottas.