In addition to the fanfare surrounding Lewis Hamilton in the press conference following qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix, the Brit was also questioned about the incident in which he was accused of holding up Kimi Raikkonen.

Hamilton was seen to come out of the pit-lane ahead of Raikkonen and was considered to have not moved over well enough for the Ferrari to get by and take its normal line.

While Hamilton claims to have apologised to Raikkonen and the Finn has accepted it and vowed to move on from it, Hamilton was still subject to some awkward questions from one particular journalist from French publication L'Equipe...

Anne Giuntini :
For everybody it is evident that twice you disturbed Kimi. Is everything good to become a world champion?

Lewis Hamilton
To be honest there is no reason for me to do anything to Kimi because if anything he can win...Well, I came out of the pits and the guys said that, obviously, because Fernando was behind me and I could not hold him up in the pits... So I came out of the pit lane and they said you will come out close to Kimi and I came out and when you are at that sort of speed your mirrors are vibrating and so you cannot see too much and then I realised that he was very, very close and so I slowed down and I noticed I can't attack the corner like he was, so I backed out and he went past me.

AG
...You never showed him clearly that you would give him the track free?

LH
What do you want me to do? Put the indicator on?

AG
You know exactly...

LH
I did the best job I could to get out of the way. And I did apologise to him if I did get in his way.

AG
Is that what you call the best job?

LH
Yes.

AG
As a sportsman?

LH
Yes, how are you at your job? Are you the best at your job? You have never made mistakes... No?

AG
Sometimes...

LH
Oh really.

.........

Moving on to the end of the press conference, the exchange - which was described by another journalist as 'ridiculous' - carried on.

AG
Let us continue the ridiculous exchange... Do you think you can do everything you want and then you just apologise - is that the way it works in Formula One?

LH
I'm not going to answer that.

Q (inaudible)

LH
Not really, I just don't want to talk to you to be honest.

It remains to be seen who Anna Giuntini is supporting ahead of today's all important final race of the season...

 

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