“Maybe it’s because I’m black”. Hamilton lashes out at stewards

Lewis Hamilton has spoken out against race stewards at the Monaco Grand Prix after being given a drive through penalty after hitting Ferrari’s Fellipe Massa. He is currently under review for a second incident with Pastor Maldonado following the end of the collision heavy race today.

In an interview with the BBC after the race, and after railing against his team being unprepared when he pitted, he tried to make light of the question “why do you think you’re so magnetic to the race stewards?” simply replying: “Maybe it’s because I’m black.”

After a weekend of bad luck for McLaren’s number one driver this comment could seriously harm his chances of being cleared for his involvement in the collision with Williams’ Maldonado in the closing moments of the race, which could severely hurt his mind-set for the following races and his championship chances.

In a sport where drivers are usually so guarded, this openness may be a breath of fresh air to some, but will it be too controversial for in the eyes of the people who matter?

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3 Responses to ““Maybe it’s because I’m black”. Hamilton lashes out at stewards”

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  2. How ridiculous. It has nothing to do with the fact that he is black. He needs to learn to race and take his crappy positions like a man, instead of expecting people to get out of his way when he forces a bad pass. He finds it way too easy to blame others for incidents that he clearly instigates.

    • I agree. The two passes he attempted to pull off were opportunistic at best, and a seasoned driver such as himself (a world champion, no less) should know that, around Monaco, passing is harder than at any other track. No matter how anxious to get past and score more points you are, neither you or the driver being ‘passed’ have the room to go wheel to wheel.

      Of course drivers are always going to find faults in their opponents’ driving to validate their own mistakes, but when those mistakes are so blatently desperate there is noone to blame but yourself.

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