Lewis Hamilton compares Crimson Bull off-track drama to ‘Kardashian present’ : PlanetF1

Lewis Hamilton believes the off-track happenings in Components 1 are like dwelling in actuality tv, saying he has heard “entertaining” tales of late.

The seven-time World Champion was discussing the season as an entire and the drama that has gone together with it off-track, particularly Crimson Bull breaching the 2021 price range cap – with Hamilton’s title rivals from final yr having been fined $7million after a $2.2million overspend was revealed by the FIA, together with a lack of time and assets to develop their automotive subsequent season.

Crimson Bull have been even additional within the highlight in current weeks after the workforce orders fallout from Brazil, when Max Verstappen refused to present sixth place again to Sergio Perez on the finish of the race, although each drivers and the workforce say that difficulty has now been ironed out.

However given the leisure that has occurred on the observe, the Mercedes driver feels there’s a resemblance to the world of one other form of TV away from the circuit.

“I imply, it looks like a little bit of a Kardashian present taking place right here,” Hamilton stated with a chuckle to Channel 4 when requested for his ideas on the season’s off-track drama, ‘price cap gate, to call however one’ ingredient of it.

“It’s fairly hilarious, a few of the stuff that I’ve heard over the previous few days has been so entertaining. I’m positive it’ll all be on Netflix, it’s going to be nice.”

Hamilton was talking forward of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, with the 2021 occasion having seen Verstappen topped World Champion in controversial circumstances.

The Mercedes driver defined he had been touched by the help which got here his approach within the aftermath of Verstappen’s win, with Hamilton himself having not too long ago doubled down on his perception that the end result of the race had been “manipulated” by then-race director Michael Masi, given the circumstances beneath which the season completed.

The seven-time World Champion added {that a} troubled 2022 has even been a catalyst for a “lovely expertise” for him, regardless that he has not usually fought on the sharp finish.

“I used to be positively not anticipating what would come after [Abu Dhabi 2021],” he stated.

“After which simply the final love that I’ve skilled by means of the yr which I feel is what has obtained me by means of the yr, if I’m actually trustworthy – with the problem of coming again in, eager to battle again however not having the ability to battle again.

“So this yr was one which I used to be capable of open up a little bit bit extra on a little bit bit and that’s actually been a ravishing expertise. So I’m actually grateful for that.”

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