Lewis Hamilton goals salty comment at critics as he makes F1 retirement vow | F1 | Sport

Lewis Hamilton has claimed he won’t be “unfavorable” about different drivers when he retires from F1 in a salty comment geared toward his critics. Nonetheless, the Mercedes star revealed he’ll at all times be “tapped into the game” and keep concerned when he lastly hangs up his helmet.

However, the seven-time champion revealed he doesn’t need to be one of many drivers who criticise others. Hamilton’s retirement has been the topic of rumours all season after Mercedes struggled to match the tempo of Pink Bull and Ferrari.

However the Briton has reiterated his want to start out at Mercedes and he nonetheless had a 12 months and a half left on his present deal. Talking to Viaplay, he mentioned: “I am going to at all times be tapped into this sport, I am going to at all times be watching.

“I am going to at all times need to be somebody that is being optimistic to whichever drivers which are right here, good or dangerous, as a result of you understand how tough it’s to start out, and the way it can suck and the way days may be good and the way individuals may be unfavorable about you. I do not ever need to be a kind of drivers that does that, as a result of we have skilled that.”

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His feedback come only a month after he was known as a racial slur by former F1 star Nelson Piquet. The Brazilian described Hamiton as a “neguinho” in a TV interview which aired final November however was shared on social media forward of the race in Silverstone.

Hamilton has additionally come underneath fireplace from ex-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone who defended Piquet over the feedback. Former British F1 star Jackie Stewart even claimed it was a “pity” Hamilton had not retired from F1 but to protect his legacy within the sport.

He was additionally the topic of digs by Pink Bull chief Helmut Marko who additionally urged Hamilton ought to have retired final season. Hamilton made an identical comment within the run-up to the British Grand Prix as he hit again on the vary of criticism from these within the sport.

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He added: “Within the final couple of weeks, I do not assume a day has passed by when somebody who has not been related in our sport for many years has not been saying unfavorable issues and attempting to deliver me down. However I’m nonetheless right here and nonetheless standing robust.”

He additionally claimed older drivers shouldn’t be given a platform to precise their views because of the injury they may do to F1. Hamilton defined: “I do not know why we’re persevering with to provide these older voices a platform as a result of they’re talking upon our sport and we’re trying to go someplace utterly completely different.

“And it isn’t consultant, I feel, of who we’re as a sport now and the place we’re planning to go.”

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