Bernie Ecclestone

F1 supremo says Hamilton lifestyle going ‘too far’

F1 supremo says Hamilton lifestyle going 'too far'

F1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone says Hamilton lifestyle going ‘too far’


Bernie Ecclestone is no longer so sure about Lewis Hamilton’s extravagant lifestyle.

Earlier, the F1 supremo hailed the Mercedes driver as the ideal world champion as he is constantly in the spotlight.

But a few days ago, Ecclestone said he thinks Hamilton might now be going “over the top”.

“Maybe he’s gone too far in recent months,” the 84-year-old now tells Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Indeed, in recent weeks and months, Hamilton has been ‘twerking’ topless with Rihanna, smoking cigars, cavorting with rappers, constantly travelling and at Monza he turned up with blonde hair and a new eagle tattoo on his neck.

He then caused outrage on Twitter on Sunday when he wore a cap and headphones during the minute’s silence for the death of Justin Wilson.

“I honestly hadn’t realised it was a minute of silence,” Hamilton said. “My sincere apologies.”

When asked about Hamilton’s latest exploits, Ecclestone answered: “I don’t know if it’s good for him.”

Earlier, Ecclestone had criticised the fiercely private Sebastian Vettel.

But he now says: “People are beginning to respect Sebastian that he is the way he is. I don’t want everybody to be like Lewis.

“Perhaps it was unfair to criticise Sebastian. Actually he’s a bit like me.

“We don’t want the limelight. I want to do my work, and if there is no drama then I’ll see if I can make one! But the big show, I’ll leave that to the others,” added Ecclestone. (GMM)

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5 Comments
  • MetalQuintessence

    And he was saying quite the opposite until now.
    How world turns. ;D

  • stammer

    None of Bernie’s business. He doesn’t employ him or pay his wages. People who live in glass houses………..

  • Djangoneverchained

    Lewis is living his life the way he wants on his terms. Thats is one of the reasons he left Mclaren. He could have more control over his life. Compared to the other F1 drivers in the past Lewis is a saint so STFU Bernie and just count your money and mine your own business because Lewis’s life aint none of yours. You old fart busy body.

  • not me or is it?

    Bernie, lost his right to criticize life styles a long time ago. Between his buddy Max’s Nazi Hooker parties and Bernie paying off German courts. He, just comes off as a hypocrite.

  • Andy Smith

    Its not as bad as the drivers of yesteryear ie James Hunt and that didn’t do F1 any harm. I agree that not all drivers could behave in this way, but in these days of clean living and health and safety, it’s good to see Lewis being able to enjoy the fruits of his labour without it hampering his on track performance!!!!!

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