Wasn’t yesterday’s race the most eventful Monaco GP we’ve seen in recent times? Lewis Hamilton contributed generously to the cause and was punished by the stewards for his efforts. The McLaren man was given a drive-through penalty for causing an avoidable incident with Felipe Massa while the pair fought for 10th place. He later collided with Williams’ Pastor Maldonado, denying the rookie his first points of the season.
The very angry man blasted the stewards when the TV cameras ambushed him after the race. “Out of six races, I’ve been to the stewards five times. It’s a joke. It’s an absolute frickin’ joke,” he told the BBC. When asked why he thought stewards had been paying attention to his driving this year, he joked: “Maybe it’s because I’m black. That’s what Ali G says. I don’t know.”
“I was quite a lot quicker than Massa. I went up the inside, and the guy turned so early and just turned into me. So I tried to go over the kerb to avoid him and we were stuck together. And of course I get the penalty, which is usual. He held me up in qualifying and I got the penalty. He turned into me, and I got the penalty,” Lewis added. Can you feel the anger?
There’s more. Here’s his piece of mind about the Maldonado incident: “I went up the inside of Maldonado and you can see on the screen that he turned in a good car length too early to stop me overtaking him and he crashed into me. It’s just ridiculous. These drivers are absolutely frickin’ ridiculous. Just stupid,” Lewis blasted.
“People want to see my racing, want to see overtaking and [then] you get done for trying to overtake. You get done trying to put on a show. You get done trying to make a move. Fair play, if I really feel that I’ve gone too late and hit someone, I’ll put my hand up and realise [that] I really have caused an incident and I’ve been the stupid one, but it is not the case [today],” he ended.
This has to be THE outburst of the season so far. Can you feel the anger?