Of late, the highly opinionated TV guy and writer Jeremy Clarkson has been somewhat targetting Formula 1 Champion Lewis Hamilton, perhaps reflecting an ever growing grumbling by F1 fans worldwide. This week, Clarkson rips into Hamilton yet again.
Earlier this month, Clarkson took to Twitter to express his opinion during the Hungarian Grand Prix after it was only Lewis Hamilton did the restart after teammate Bottas caused a red flag at turn 1 of lap 1.
“Ah, clever. Only Hamilton on the track. That way he can’t hit anybody” tweeted the automotive journalist who was obviously referencing the collision deemed to be caused by Hamilton during the British Grand Prix, spinning out title rival Max Verstappen with a high speed crash at Copse corner.
The latest spat at Hamilton was this time in the written press. The article written by Clarkson, points out how childish Hamilton has become.
Pointing out that Hamilton spent a long time behind the incredible defensive driving of Fernando Alonso, moaning on the radio that the Spaniard was cheating, Clarkson believes Hamilton needs his bottom smacked like a naughty schoolboy.
Perhaps the most controversial part being that after the race, Hamilton was held to 3rd place and appeared ‘unwell’.
“He, [Hamilton] flopped about on the podium, claiming he has “long Covid”, which seems to me to be another way of saying “Please ignore Esteban Ocon, the rookie who just beat me. I’m the real hero and don’t you forget it”
“Well I’m sorry Lewis, but if you behave like that you aren’t. Oh and pay your taxes”.