Hamilton slams media for speculations – “Press made it a bit too much”

Lewis Hamilton has slammed the media for their speculations regrading tension between him and Mercedes after Sunday.

Hamilton raged at his team during the Turkish GP, after having different ideas to their decision to pit. The miscommunication ended up costing him a potential podium, and he finished P5 and lost the WDC lead to Max Verstappen.

Hamilton slammed the media for their speculations regrading conflict between him and his team, and said that he is not angry with Mercedes.

“I’ve seen some of the press this morning which has made a bit too much of the incident in yesterday’s race of when to pit,” Hamilton wrote on Instagram, as quoted by Planet F1.

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Hamilton (pictured) was angry with Mercedes on Sunday, but insisted it was buried. Source: planetf1.com

“It isn’t true to say I’m furious with my team. As a team, we work hard to build the best strategy possible but as the race progresses you have to make split decisions, there are so many factors constantly changing.

“Yesterday, we took the risk to stay out hoping it would dry, it didn’t. I wanted to risk it and try and go to the end, but it was my call to stay out and it didn’t work.

“In the end, we did pit and it was the safest thing to do. We live and we learn. We win and we lose as a team.”

Heat of the moment

Hamilton also talked about how drivers react when they are driving at high speeds and have to make decisions.

“Don’t ever expect me to be all polite and calm on the radio when I’m racing, we are all very passionate and in the heat of the moment that passion can come out, and it does for all drivers,” the British Knight continued.

“My heart and spirit are out there on the track, it’s the fire in me that’s got me this far but my angst is quickly forgotten and we talked it through, already looking ahead to the next race.

“Today’s another day to rise and as a team,” he concluded.

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