Hamilton blast stewards for turning against him
Defending champion Lewis Hamilton fears Formula One’s stewards are turning against him after branding his latest reprimand as “bloody ridiculous.”
Hamilton, who lost further ground to Nico Rosberg in the battle for this season’s championship following Sunday’s Russian Grand Prix, will be hit with a 10-place grid penalty should he court the attention of the stewards on just one more occasion at the remaining 17 races.
Hamilton was handed his first reprimand in Bahrain after he reversed in the pit lane following his record-breaking lap in qualifying. On Saturday, he faced the wrath of the stewards once more after he ran wide at turn two and failed to negotiate a polystyrene block when he rejoined the track.
“I’m just aware that there’s most likely going to be one 10-place grid penalty because I’ve got one more reprimand to go,” said Hamilton.
“The last (reprimand) was bloody ridiculous.”
Hamilton, now 43 points behind Rosberg, added: “It’s quite funny. When I was in karting there was one steward who was just there to make everyone’s weekend a bad weekend. I’m starting to have reminiscent experiences.
“Families would turn up and spend so much money to be there and there was this one guy who was a complete. He was just there to ruin people’s weekend and I have started to see signs of him.”
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