Has F1’s Lewis Hamilton Read My Book?

Sunday 24th March 2013

Probably not, but judging from his recent comments he easily could have read Push At Open Doors. Here he talks about his steering wheel, which controls his car. You have a steering wheel too, which controls your life. Perhaps this wheel could also be simplified. Read on for Hamilton’s insights…….

‘One of the key ways I like to approach my life is to keep things as simple as possible because when it’s not simple, it can be stressful, and when you’re stressed you’re not working at your best.

Whether it’s with my engineers in the team, my home life, or my friends, I don’t like things to get complicated – and one good example would be the steering wheel in my Mercedes Formula 1 car.

The first time I sat in the cockpit I thought the steering wheel was way too complex. There were 26 switches and buttons, compared to my previous steering wheel, which might have had about 10.

I was thinking: “Jeez, when am I ever going to get on top of all this?” And then my next question was: “What do I need out of all the stuff you’re providing me with, and what can I do without?”

Perhaps your life could be a lot more successful by ditching some of the shiny buttons, and focussing on the stuff that really does make a difference. Let me know what you think.

Have a high octane week, Steve