Lewis Hamilton was obviously disappointed after the British Grand prix. He even did not stay for the short interviews of the top 3 drivers in the race. Former F1 driver and current tv-commentator Martin Brundle managed to ask him a couple of questions on the podium. Hamilton’s words were interpreted as a suspicion towards Ferrari for deliberate attempts to destroy Mercedes’ races.
“All I’d say is that it’s now two races that the Ferraris have taken out one of the Mercedes, and a five-second penalty and a ten-second penalty doesn’t appear to feel… ultimately it spoils the race. It’s a lot of points that ultimately Valtteri [Bottas] and I have lost in those two scenarios. And, of course, it is a race situation. I couldn’t see behind me but we’ve just to work hard to try to position ourselves better so that we are not exposed to the red cars – because who knows when that’s going to happen again. We’ve got to make sure that we work hard together as a team to try to lock-out the front row and make sure that we’re fully ahead of these guys”, Hamilton said.
Hamilton: Kimi said sorry and I accept it and we move on
“It’s easy for you to sit and watch the race. I sweat my arse off in that race. I pushed absolutely 100, 1000 per cent. Every bit of energy I had. I didn’t have anything left when I came in. People expect you to get out of the car and wave and smile and all that. I gave everything I could, I was struggling to stand. It’s so physical nowadays. It’s different when you’re in the lead and can control the pace. I was coming from last. So, I didn’t have much to give at that time and needed to take a deep breath. I don’t have any problems with Kimi [Raikkonen].”
The situation was the main point of many discussions. On Monday Hamilton made an attempt to end it with a post on Instagram.
“Kimi said sorry and I accept it and we move on. It was a racing incident and nothing more. Sometimes we say dumb shit and we learn from it.”
Thank you so much for the support throughout the weekend, your amazing presence really helped me today. I used every ounce of energy fighting up the grid. We’ll take this result on the chin and move onwards and upwards. We win and we lose together #TeamLH ? @F1 @MercedesAMGF1 pic.twitter.com/InZr9W6j8H
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) July 8, 2018