Hamilton: Amusing listening to ex-drivers commentating…

Lewis Hamilton took a swipe at Sky F1 commentators when he accused them of being negative and not finding a good word to say about his unexpected victory in a chaotic and dramatic German Grand Prix.

The Mercedes driver started from 14th on the grid but managed to use his Mercedes to maximum effect and power through the field to the point that he was leading when the race gone turned topsy-turvy after Sebastian Vettel’s mistake which denied him and Ferrari victory in Germany.

Hamilton’s victory was also overshadowed by a bout of team orders which denied teammate Valtteri Bottas an attack at the lead when he had better pace in his car than Hamilton had in his.

Clearly, Hamilton did not care for what Martin Brundle, Damon Hill and Nico Rosberg were saying and reacted by posting on Instagram: “I never get to watch the races but just got home and watching sky (sic). I find it amusing listening to ex-drivers commentating, not one a single one of them could find a good word to say.”

“Whatever the reason is, it’s ok I forgive you. Positivity and love wins always no matter what words you use to try and undermine me, I started 14th today and finished 1st. God is good all the time.”

Hamilton later removed the post.

Former F1 driver Brundle, one of the pundits underfire from the four-time F1 world champion, said in the aftermath of a drama-packed race day in Germany, “Lewis was very emotional through the whole process, and I must say he has been extremely intense of late.”

“Watching his actions, listening to him, and reading his words from Hockenheim he is in a remarkable and probably unusual place. Wherever that is, it’s working in terms of results and comeback drives,” added Brundle.

Before the race at Hockenheim we reported how Hamilton had objected to Rosberg doing trackside interviews and as a result, the German who had been booked to MC after qualy and the race was told he was no longer required.

Nevertheless, Rosberg summed up the race day in his Vlog, “It was surely one of the darkest moments in Sebastian’s whole career. What an unbelievably dark day for him. It is his home race and he had the chance in his hands to win it and take a big lead in the championship, but he chucked it away in the wall.

“That is so, so bad and it is going to be very tough for him. But it was phenomenal from Lewis and Mercedes. They nailed it. Fighting back. Never write off Lewis. He always comes back and that’s a fact! He showed it again by taking home the win.”