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F1 Monaco Grand Prix: Hamilton: I wish you could see the data

Lewis Hamilton says he can only get stronger following his tough weekend in Monaco, as he maintains his strong belief that Nico Rosberg's qualifying incident was deliberate
Lewis Hamilton says he can only get stronger following his tough weekend in Monaco, as he maintains his strong belief that Nico Rosberg's qualifying incident was deliberate.

Rosberg – already on provisional pole position – ran down the escape road at Mirabeau to bring out the yellow flags and ensure that Hamilton couldn't challenge his time. Rosberg was later cleared of any wrongdoing by the stewards but Hamilton said after Sunday's race that the data was very telling to him.

"We've sat down and cleared whatever air was needed to be cleared,” Hamilton said. “We've been through the data and seen what needed to be seen. I wish you guys could see it. Otherwise, we're good. It was a difficult weekend but what doesn't break you will make you stronger. I can only get stronger for this weekend, I think."

And Hamilton believes the partnership is working despite the recent increase in tension between the two drivers.

"I think it is running successfully. It's never going to be perfect because we're fierce competitors, so you can never expect us to be best friends and compete as fiercely as we do. But we will remain respectful I think. Or I will try to remain respectful."

Asked what had triggered this weekend's tension, Hamilton replied: "I don't know.

“I'm not entirely sure. It's just competition, that's we have this weekend. One weekend is one way and one weekend is another and this weekend went a direction I wasn't expecting but it's a good experience. I'm aware of it now and I'll make sure I'm aware of it for the future."

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May 26, 2014 9:25 AM

I think it'll be a bit hard to REMAIN respectful. He has been all over the media insinuating that his team mate and supposed friend is a cheater, and even that his team are working against him. How is that respectful? Seems like he thinks he's being really gracious by letting this go, but I fear he'll be running out of friends to go bowling with in this garage too pretty soon... But hey, at least he's emulating his hero Senna, he had the world against him too! Yay! Well, now we know all this maturing stuff was nonsense. He's still his own worst enemy.


May 26, 2014 9:09 AM
Last Edited 562 days ago

@Trend My, you do sound like RGB and the username pattern fits. EDIT by CRASH.NET! The trolls post has been removed. This has been a disastrous PR weekend for lulu, he started digging his own hole at the start of the weekend with his cheap dig at Rosbergs apparently privileged upbringing (apparently lulu was brought up on the street by wolves...man) . He's supposed to be a brand ambassador for Daimler Benz but his team mate (who beat him) showed much more sportmanship, class and didn't embarrass the company . His squealing to his engineer despite his team mate been in a similar position in previous races and his cheating at Barceona show he's not a team player or a sportsman. They must wonder why they pay him the extra bucks....hair and earrings don't cost 10 million.

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