Hamilton Hits Back At ‘Sleeping’ Vettel
Lewis Hamilton hit back at Sebastian’s ‘triggered’ knock in Azerbaijan and believes it was not his fault, Sebastian was ‘sleeping’…..
Lewis Hamilton has dug himself deep once again into a media storm after Sundays Baku street race.
The incident was during the final safety car where Hamilton slowed down after a corner which caused Sebastian Vettel to brake but ultimately knock the driver. After which an angry Vettel drove alongside the Brit and have him a very hared nudge from the side.
“I controlled the pace and like all the other restarts I slowed down in the same spot,” Lewis stated.
“He’s obviously sleeping and drove in the back of me, that for me wasn’t an issue.”
“Driving alongside and deliberately driving into a driver and getting away scot-free, pretty much… he still came away fourth.”
“I think it’s a disgrace; he disgraced himself today, to be honest.”
The only problem I have with this is (if you watch the video of the incident) Hamilton turn into the corner and speeds up (as you would) and considering he is the race leader, he makes the pace. However, he speeds up, Vettel matches, expecting Hamilton to continue but instead he slams on the breaks for no real reason.
Vettel should not assume fair enough, but this seemed like a very deliberate attempt to cause damage to Vettels car or otherwise get in the drivers head and I believe Hamilton did this knowingly as he knew there would be no repercussions for him.
Moving on, when Hamilton was told about Vettels comment about it coming down to being a man, Hamilton stated.
“If he wants to prove that he’s a man we should do it out of the car face to face.” Lewis continued.
“I think driving dangerously, which in any way can put another driver at risk… luckily we were going slowly, if we were going fast it could have been a lot worse.”
“Imagine all the kids watching Formula 1 today, and seeing that kind of behavior from a four-time World Champion…. I think it says it all.”