Hamilton told reporters in China that he did not understand “why everyone was fussing about it”. Asked if he thought the issue was overblown, he answered: “Yeah — they seemed to be talking about it for some time.”
Formula 1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone also thinks Hamilton’s rivals should spotlight harder on their own driving. “What are they talking about?” he is quoted as saying by the Mirror. “Isn’t this sport all about racing? I thought Lewis had a fantastic race. He drove really well and they should stop complaining and get on with the racing.
“I loved watching his performance in Sepang. I bet the fans did too. It (the reaction) was a whole lot of moaning about nothing.”
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