F1 » Hamilton's driving will end in 'someone getting killed'

Former three-time F1 World Champion Niki Lauda has warned the FIA that if nothing is done to curb McLaren-Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton's on-track aggression, 'it will result in someone getting killed'

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June 14, 2011 3:43 PM

having barely survived a near death accident, niki has more insight as to the danger of the sport. further he is a commentator on rtl and was giving his professional opinion
my reading of his comments was that he did not say lulu "will kill someone" but that "someone could be killed".. that is quite different but true. if lulu punts another car into a wall or barrier, and parts of a car pass over the barrier, some bystander could be killed or seriously injured. also, with the high nose on the current cars (banned next year) there is considerable risk of a driver suffering serious head injuries in event of a t-bone. nikis comments are a warning. we cannot condone accidents just because someone is not killed. must we wait for a fatality to take action?


June 14, 2011 3:53 PM

Not surprised Crash has posted this story but decided not to run an article where Jenson Button defended his team mate telling people like Lauda to back off. Methinks they want a lot of reaction and will no doubt get it since it's about Lewis Hamilton and it means a lot of hits.


June 14, 2011 4:05 PM

LH is frustrated and it shows in his desparate driving. He can't match the RBR car, he's over-driving and making big mistakes and driving poorly. He's not willfully running people of the road like Schumi used to so I dont agree with NL


June 14, 2011 4:59 PM

I had my say last night under (No Sanctions for Button) and in this instance I agree with Rob01.

The guys on the circuit are the professionals of to-day within the most expensive sport globally.

I am not defending anybody's actions however Motorsport is dangerous and you don't reach the pinnacle without commonsense and talent combined.

If you do without these two basic items and pay for a drive it is short lived before you are replaced.

Either we wish steward intervention or we don't. For me the least steward intrusion is the best. They are a column of people who should be seen but not heard. If someone is deemed dangerous allow the competitors to make the approach. A slap on the hand means little however to be frowned upon by your peers is immense


June 14, 2011 5:29 PM
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commodore. you say that these drivers are professionals. i agree, but let them drive like professionals. any commercial company having a driver causing so much damage, would give him his marching orders.

devil said it right. everything is "hunky dory" at present, but just wait until a serious injury or fatality is the result, will all those saying "leave him alone" then be saying the same thing?

you need to prevent fatalities BEFORE they happen, NOT after.

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