Former F1 driver opens up about chilly relationship with Lewis Hamilton after controversial 2008 incident

Lewis Hamilton clinched the 2008 F1 World Championship title on the final lap of the Brazillian Grand Prix at Interlagos. His controversial move on Toyota’s Timo Glock, nevertheless, turned a subject of dialogue, with the German now admitting that he has by no means mentioned this with Hamilton.

Glock was requested if he had mentioned all the things that went down with Hamilton at Interlagos again then in the course of the newest episode of the Past the Grid podcast. He stated:

“Not likely, no. Someway [at] the final two race weekends once I was on the observe, I met him at Spa, I walked in by means of the gate and I simply checked out my telephone after which somebody says ‘hey, Timo, how are you?’ And I used to be trying left, proper after which it’s Lewis. I didn’t speak to him since I don’t know what number of years, let’s say. Now I met him once I performed desk tennis towards George Russell, having a fast kind of chat.”

“He’s in his world when he’s at a race weekend and it seems like he doesn’t wish to be attacked by somebody, let’s say, or have a bit chat, and I don’t wish to disturb him in the best way how he approaches his weekend. So I’d by no means go there and ask him to have a chat with him about 2008 now. If it occurs, it occurs. If not, it doesn’t.”

2008 Brazil 🇧🇷Lewis Hamilton clinches his first world title by overtaking Timo Glock on the final GP, within the final lap and final nook.#LewisHamilton

The German additionally denied any allegations suggesting that he tried to assist Lewis Hamilton win the championship, saying:

“It didn’t change my confidence in myself. I simply couldn’t perceive why folks thought I’d assist or I’d have made Lewis the World Champion. I used to be attempting for Toyota. Why ought to I make Lewis the World Champion? There was no approach I might have been concerned in something as a result of I simply drove my race and I attempted to make the perfect of it. I couldn’t perceive what folks have been considering, that I did it on objective. I had no clue the place I used to be within the race.”

Lewis Hamilton given a lift of hope for a possible race win on the 2022 Singapore GP

Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have been chasing their first win of the 2022 season and appear to be inching nearer with the numerous progress they’ve remodeled the course of the season. Mercedes technical director Mike Elliott not too long ago insinuated that the staff is prone to be notably aggressive subsequent weekend on the 2022 F1 Singapore Grand Prix, giving the staff hope for a possible win on the Marina Bay Road Circuit.

Talking on Mercedes’ YouTube channel of Lewis Hamilton and his staff’s probabilities of taking a win, Elliott stated:

“I believe once you look again on the studying we’ve gathered over the season, we anticipate Singapore to be a bit extra like what we’ve seen in Budapest and Zandvoort. It’s a bumpy circuit, which goes to offer its challenges. However by way of the character of the corners, we predict it is going to be higher for our automotive.”

“So hopefully we’ll have a very good consequence there. As at all times we’ll do all of the pre-simulation work we have to do, we’ll maximise our studying within the apply classes and hopefully we will flip that into a very good consequence on the weekend.”

Lewis Hamilton at the moment stands sixth within the drivers’ standings with 168 factors to his title.

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