Lewis Hamilton says F1 media needs to show Sebastian Vettel more respect

Lewis Hamilton says F1 media needs to show Sebastian Vettel more respect

The German collided with Max Verstappen in Suzuka on Sunday and was blamed for taking unnecessary risks.

Hamilton has won the last four Grands Prix - leading Valtteri Bottas for a 1-2 in both Russian Federation and Japan - to open a 67-point advantage over Sebastian Vettel in the Drivers' battle.

Hamilton stands on the brink of a fifth world championship after a remarkable run of six victories from the past seven races.

It is a measure of Lewis Hamilton's total mastery of the track that Sebastian Vettel has been reduced to the type of self-damaging, gung-ho gamble that practically gift-wrapped the world title for the Briton here on Sunday, said the Daily Mail.

But Mercedes' Hamilton wrote on Instagram: "I feel the media need to show a little more respect for Sebastian".

"You simply can not imagine how hard it is to do what we do at our level, for any athlete at the top of their game that is", said Hamilton.

He made a big error in Germany, sliding into the barriers while leading on a slippery track, to put Hamilton back in front in July and the Mercedes driver has not looked back as Ferrari's season unravelled.

"In terms of Sebastian's performance, I definitely hadn't anticipated that they would tail off as they have", he said, after Vettel's fading title hopes were all but extinguished. You don't have to win every race to be world champion, you have to keep scoring.

Here's What Kanye West Said to President Trump at the White House
When the press in attendance tried to ask more questions, he once again yelled: 'I don't answer questions as simple soundbites. West went on to say that black people "get caught up in the idea of racism". "And we met, and I just appreciate it very much".

"Of course I would love to race right to the end - every single race I want battles like Monza".

It means the championship could be decided as early as the United States Grand Prix in a fortnight's time.

Ferrari may have been frustrated by Verstappen's role in this latest farce - he hindered Kimi Raikkonen, too - but it has been outclassed all year long and must find a response fast before another season of masterful Mercedes racing is upon us. He was in the lead by what would be today 45 points with two races to go.

"We have given everything so far and I believe there's still something we can learn and understand from the vehicle".

"It is very easy for me not to do that because I am very strict on not being complacent", he said.

Hamilton went on to overhaul Kimi Raikkonen to win the Monza race, then took victory in Singapore and Russian Federation - two places where Ferrari was quicker than Mercedes previous year, but was outpaced this time.

Nothing lasts forever but Mercedes will start 2019 more settled than those immediately below them in the pecking order, the only top team to field an unchanged lineup.

Related News:



Most liked

Another chance to talk about mental health
Recent data from the Ghana Health Service has revealed that about 41 percent of Ghanaians have some form of psychological illness. The Campaign Against Living Miserably, dedicated to preventing male suicide, described the appointment as groundbreaking.

Ministers in revolt over May’s Brexit concessions
The document stated that the UK Government "expects" this arrangement to remain in place no later than the end of December 2021. The BBC understands concerns centred around plans to ensure no hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland .

Couple killed in Majorca floods
Soldiers used shovels to clear the thick mud from the streets of the town, 60 kilometres east of the island's capital of Palma . Heavy rains have fallen last night on the very touristic island of the Balearic islands, causing a sudden rise of the waters.

Odell Beckham Catches 1st Touchdown of 2018
The last time they failed to convert a single third down was December 24, 2006, against the Saints. New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur is in charge of a bad team and a generally unproductive offense.

Russian Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing
They are reported to be in good condition, and will now return to Baikonur Cosmodrome , before heading on to Moscow . Last month, an oxygen leak was found in the International Space Station that Rogozin said was made deliberately.

Lightning strikes twice! Usain Bolt scores brace in crucial football match
Witnessed by more than 6,000 people at the stadium, Bolt broke into his trademark celebration move after the first goal.

Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter marries at grand royal wedding
George's Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of her cousin-in-law Princess Eugenie and fiancé Jack Brooksbank . After the service, the couple will make an open-top carriage tour of Windsor.

It's not right! Saha hits out at Pogba's Mourinho comments
France face Iceland in a friendly in Guingamp on Thursday and resume their Nations League campaign with a return clash at home to Germany on October 16, following a 0-0 draw in Munich last month.

Trump blames Fed for stock rout, says central bank ‘ridiculous’
Now, explaining market actions through psychology is probably as much a mug's game as psychoanalyzing a Fed chair from afar. Efforts to cool down the market generally accompany rises in inflation, but there are few signs of that at the moment.

Cyclone batters eastern India, 300,000 evacuated
The students' union poll across the state scheduled for October 11 has been cancelled, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi said . Bishnupada Sethi said Gajapati was the most affected district and a report over the damage has been sought from the Collector.

India name unchanged 12-man squad for 2nd Test
Kedar Jadhav's dodgy hamstring will rule him out of the limited-overs leg which opens up one potential middle-order batting slot. Khaleel Ahmed has also been included on the back of some good performances at the recently concluded Asia Cup.

Jay Ajayi: Eagles should have run more vs. Vikes
With four minutes and change left in the game's first half, the Eagles drove to the Vikings' 31 easily on their fourth possession. His early misses behind him, Bailey nailed a 52-yard field goal with 2:51 left in the game to extend the Vikings' lead to 23-14.

Will Smith reveals first post for Disney's 'Aladdin'
Aladdin plans to uses these wishes to win over the handsome Princess Jasmine , but the evil Jafar has other plans. Disney knows a good thing when they see it, so they're all-in on live-action remakes of their animated hits.

James Arthur joins stars supporting World Mental Health Day
By extension, this contributes to good mental health for all and the opportunity to change all our futures. One in six people every week experience a common mental health problem like anxiety or depression .

Trump aide sought social media manipulation from Israeli intelligence firm
He faces a possible six years in prison, though the plea deal he agreed to with the special counsel could reduce the sentence. The Times said Gates sought a proposal from Psy-Group, a company founded by Israeli intelligence officers.