Hamilton: Kimi said sorry and I accept it and we move on

Hamilton: Kimi said sorry and I accept it and we move on

Lewis Hamilton
photo: Michael Potts

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.”