2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton during the Australian GP weekend. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

2008 World Champion Lewis Hamilton during the Australian GP weekend. (Photo: Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Lewis Hamilton has baulked at claims that a new guard is sweeping into power in Formula 1.

After the V6 era kicked off in Melbourne, podium debutant Kevin Magnussen was hailed as McLaren’s ‘new Hamilton,’ while fellow rookie Daniil Kvyat stood out as the next Red Bull-fueled talent in the Sebastian Vettel-like mould.