What the recent German Grand Prix can teach us in business

The German F1 Grand Prix on Sunday, 22 July 2018 was fantastic for many reasons. Held at Hockenheim, the news – quite rightly - has been dominated by Lewis Hamilton’s classy drive from 14th on the grid to win.

He might be in one of the best cars – Mercedes Benz – yet he is driving amongst motorsport’s and F1’s elite. His teammate, Valtteri Bottas, started – and finished – second. So, in comparable machinery, Lewis was initially at a disadvantage.

However, his persistence, unwillingness to back down from a near doomed situation and desire took him to the front. Lady Luck played its part too; Hamilton’s nearest rival for the Drivers Championship, Sebastien Vettel, crashed off the track when rain showers arrived towards the end of the race.

The traits Hamilton showed at Hockenheim in front of Vettel’s home fans included tenacity, resilience, determination, focus and mettle others would have buckled under. His self-belief was fantastic.

How does this relate to your day-to-day at work? When you feel the odds are stacked against you, please use Lewis Hamilton at the German Grand Prix on 22 July 2018 as inspiration to the challenge(s) you are facing. Lewis clearly subscribes to the following: “Working hard is important. But there is something that matters even more: believing in yourself.” J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)

Good luck for the rest of the season, Lewis and to all at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport team.

Oliver Myles Marketing