Lewis Hamilton will drive alongside Valtteri Bottas at Mercedes in 2017
Anthony Hamilton is the older half of one of motor racing's best-known father-son partnerships.
And he will watch Lewis Hamilton drive alongside the fifth team-mate of his F1 career in 2017 in the form of former Williams man Bottas.
But Hamilton Sr believes being his son's team-mate can be fatal for the future prospects of any driver.
Anthony Hamilton and Lewis Hamilton are often seen together at races
“Anybody who goes up against Lewis needs to have planned their career correctly because it could be a career-ending move,” Hamilton said.
“I personally think, while he’s getting older and more mature, he’s still actually heading towards the prime of his career.
“So Lewis is going to be a force to be reckoned with this year.
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“Lewis only ever thinks about winning."
Bottas signed a one-year deal with Mercedes last month to replace Nico Rosberg.
The German retired just five days after sealing his maiden F1 world title, five points clear of his team-mate.
Hamilton was desperate to seal a third consecutive World Drivers' Championship and, according to his father, is looking forward to getting back to winning ways.
"He’s happy for Nico, like we all are to be quite honest," Hamilton added.
Lewis Hamilton wants to win a fourth world title this year
"We’ve known him a long time and Nico has really worked hard.
“You need a little bit luck along the way, and he’s had that, but I think Lewis is just looking forward now to winning the championship back on his own merit.”