Lewis Hamilton’s behaviour during the Monaco Grand Prix continues to haunt him with the wrong kind of headlines, this time people form his hometown have taken exception to disparaging comments he made about Stevenage.
During the weekend in Monte Carlo Hamilton told media, “I come from a not-great place in Stevenage and lived on a couch in my dad’s apartment – and Nico grew up in Monaco with jets and hotels and boats and all these kinds of things – so the hunger is different.”
Stevenage councillor Philip Bibby took offence, “I can’t see how he can say such things about the place where he grew up. He needs to remember his roots. His comments are unfair.”
Stevenage Borough Council’s leader Sharon Taylor was also not impressed, “Of course we are very proud of Lewis – he’s an incredible example of what people from Stevenage can do. But it would be a lot better if he could speak up for the place he comes from. We would love to talk to him about promoting the town.” (GP247)