F1 » DC: Hamilton was wrong, but at least he was honest

As Lewis Hamilton continues to suffer from the reverberations of his ill-judged 'Ali G' moment in Monaco, BBC F1 commentator David Coulthard suggests his critics might do well to lay off the McLaren-Mercedes star

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June 02, 2011 1:56 PM

The problem dc, is that he just keeps on talking, im wondering if lh (and fans of his) see him(self) now a celebrity who just happens to be an f1 driver or an f1 driver who is a celebrity

B2 - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 2:18 PM

Yes I'm british and im not a LH fan but stepping back and looking at it impartially, a 'joke' or not it does seem he is being given more attention from the stewards and fia than any other driver in modern f1, if anything it reminds me of Senna's treatment by the stewards in Suzuka

if it was a joke it wasnt funny, but since I heard it, ive got to say its on the money, also its nice to hear DC talking about anything other than how redbull are wonderful and can do no wrong

Rob01 - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 2:21 PM

It is a peculiarly British obsession. We build our sports stars up to knock them down.

I agree with this comment. Since I have been on these boards I have heard from posters/fans from UK how a driver is EXPECTED to walk, talk, drive, dress as if they owned the rule book on life.

pitstop - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 2:24 PM

Well said DC!!!and i totally agree David with everything you say,these drivers should speak their minds now and again and it is more refreshing when they do(Webber comes to mind).Lewis made a mistake,NO ONE IS PERFECT,and he has apologised to the steward's,Massa,Maldanado and his fan's(twice)so now it's time to give him a break and let us just enjoy watching him racing again because that's what he does best,F1 would be very boring indeed without him.

pitstop - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 2:32 PM

Rob01,that is the exact reason why i don't buy newspapers,one day you can be the greatest thing ever and the very next day they can tear you to pieces,our press is ruthless and they will literally do anything just to sell a newspaper,anything!.

Bill Ramsbottom - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 3:00 PM

I find it interesting that DC still believes Lewis Hamilton was at fault in the Maldonado incident, yet his co-presenter Martin Brundle has subsequently changed his view since watching replays claiming that Maldonado was weaving down the straight and should have expected Lewis to make the pass. Maybe DC wrote this article before going down that road or should again look at a replay of that incident.

MotoGP - Unregistered

June 02, 2011 3:01 PM

Lewis was frustrated, he was harried by 'journalists', and lashed out in an immature manner, giving fodder to those who hate him and will always hate him.

Unfortunately, if he stays in this stilted, snobby and restrictive race series, he will grow up to be the same kind of plastic, packaged and predictable driver that populates this business.

I hope he gets another WDC and then flees F1 forever with his personality intact,like JPM and even Kimi, though I'm just guessing there's a personality there. We never saw much of it.

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