Lewis Hamilton wasn’t satisfied with the ‘punditry’ on his heroic drive in Hockenheim last weekend, when he rose up from 14th place on the \grid to make it to win the German GP.
The ‘against all odds’ victory was a little downplayed according to Hamilton, who felt that the pundits didn’t quite highlight the kind of driving that Hamilton resorted to, something that as ‘ex-drivers’ they should have pointed out.
“I had just re-watched a race that felt so great in my heart, but there were certain things that weren’t perceived that way, certain things that were missed,” Hamilton said.
“It wasn’t being explained properly, the difference I was making, the different lines that I would choose.
“As we had former racing drivers commentating, I would have thought that they’d pick those things out, but they didn’t.” he added.
Clearly Hamilton wanted the pundits to give him a little more credit for the way he drove the other day, and when a news publication came up with the story, Hamilton wasn’t quite happy with how it was worded.
On his Instagram account, Hamilton came up with a story putting a screenshot of the article and coming up with a long message along with it, one that was directed towards all drivers getting more credit for what they did out there on the race track.
“Not true. I feel all drivers deserve more credit and respect, especially from the old drivers that commentate. Whether it’s a personal issue they have or not, their job is to report not only how a car and team are doing but also every now and then shine some positivity on these drivers that bust their balls to deliver every weekend”. Hamilton said.
Now, the old driver comment is again a sly dig at Rosberg’s credentials as a commentator.
Last week a news broke out that Hamilton had asked the FOM to relieve Rosberg of his post race interview duties.
Hamilton is clearly not impressed with how maybe Rosberg is letting his personal grudge for Hamilton come in the way of him describing his driving skills.