Lewis Hamilton has fired back at Helmut Marko’s comments on his injury, when he said he didn’t think it was that serious.
Hamilton had a car on top of his head, courtesy of his crash with title rival Max Verstappen’s Red Bull at the Italian GP. He complained of neck pain after the race was over, but made it in time for the Met Gala being held after the race.
At the time, Marko criticised his attendance, saying he wouldn’t have gone if his injury was serious.
Hamilton fired back at Marko’s comments on his injury, saying he doesn’t really have time to listen to people like him.
“I mean, I don’t really listen to what these individuals talk about,” Hamilton told RacingNews365.com at the Sochi Autodrom.
“It’s natural, when a car lands on your head, you’re gonna have some sort of discomfort. As I said, I definitely felt something after the race, and then I said I was gonna get it checked out.
“I worked with Angela straight after the race, and during the flight, and had check-ups the next day. Then we just worked on it through the week with acupuncture and everything.”
Hamilton was fortunate to avoid a serious neck injury, and that was because of the halo present in F1 cars. The halo in his Mercedes prevented such a scenario, and Hamilton is grateful for it.
“In a millisecond, anything can happen, so I did feel grateful to come out of it not badly injured,” he said. “We move on.”
Marko’s comments had accused him of being “suddenly injured”. He has also directed his attack at Mercedes, accusing them of “putting on a show” trying to parade his injury around. Hamilton seems to have put him in his place, though Marko will surely have something to say about the seven-time champion’s reply.