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Ecclestone – Hamilton shows up very well

June.16 – F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has defense of Lewis Hamilton over his latest on-track collisions – insisting that fans need to see drivers battling wheel-to-wheel.

The McLaren Driver Lewis Hamilton was involved four collisions in last two grand prix – The incidents included with Massa, Maldonado, Webber and his team-mate Jenson Button. But F1 supreme Bernie said that those troubles with Hamilton should rethink their attitude, because Formula 1 fans would prefer to see drivers fighting hard than following in their rivals’ wheel tracks.

“People have been wrong to rubbish Lewis,” Bernie told The Independent. “What we want is people racing, and all the people who watch it want that. If you analyse what’s been happening and how other drivers have been performing, Lewis shows up very well, and so do Vettel and Button. So let him race. That’s what people like him do.

“I was very, very good friends with Ayrton Senna, and if you look at what he did, he was a racer too, and people had to move over for him. Perhaps Lewis has made one or two questionable moves, but so have many of the others, and nobody bothers to look what’s happening further down the field. It’s always been like this. We saw a lot of people racing in Canada on Sunday, and Jenson did a super job. That’s what the fans want to see.”


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