Formula One: Hamilton drives like an 'extra-terrestrial'

Formula One: Hamilton drives like an 'extra-terrestrial'
Mercedes AMG Petronas driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain.

VIENNA - Formula One legend Niki Lauda said Tuesday that current world champion Lewis Hamilton is driving like an "extra-terrestrial".

Hamilton is driving "in a phase where everything is always perfect," Lauda, non-executive chairman of Hamilton's Mercedes team, told the APA news agency in an interview.

"He is driving like an extra-terrestrial," added the Austrian, who won the world title in 1975, 1977 and 1984.

"He is faultless. He is putting in lap times that no other driver can beat." Britain's Hamilton won the world title in 2008 and last year and leads this year's race. The next grand prix is at Barcelona on Sunday.

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