‘Show Your Decency’ to Lewis Hamilton Even if It’s ‘Impossible to Forgive Him’: Dutch F1 GP Boss

Published 08/11/2021, 8:26 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in pole position Pool via REUTERS/David W Cerny


Tensions are high between title contenders, Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. Without a shadow of a doubt, the most talked-about incident between the duo was their clash at Silverstone.

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As the Mercedes driver was hunting down the Red Bull prodigy at the British GP, Hamilton took out Verstappen, which sent the Dutch driver flying into the barrier.

And, since then, Hamilton was booed. Hence, when the paddock moves to Zandvoort after the Belgium GP. Dutch boss, Jan Lammers has stated that fans shouldn’t boo the 7-times world champion.

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Lammers urges fans not to boo Lewis Hamilton when he races at Zandvoort

The race for the championship between Verstappen and Hamilton has never been this intense. On top of that, the incident between the two drivers was a turning point in their rivalry. Hence, when they face each other at Max’s home race, Lammers asked fans not to boo Hamilton.

Speaking to De Telegraph as quoted from Grandpx.news, The Dutch boss said, “If Hamilton comes to the Netherlands for the grand prix, please make sure he is treated with respect instead of this vulgar booing.”

Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 17, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton reacts after sprint qualifying REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge

“Show your decency when a seven-time world champion comes here. We should be proud of that. It is downright antisocial and unwise to yell ‘boo’. Respect is something you have to show if you want to get it for yourself.”

“As motorsport enthusiasts, we have to show that we handle this situation in a better way. Make sure that other people don’t have to be ashamed… I know it’s impossible to forgive someone who doesn’t admit their mistake, but Max has risen above it and so can you,” he somewhat harshly concluded.

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The next chapter of their rivalry takes place at Spa

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After the Hungarian Grand Prix, neither Hamilton nor Verstappen were pleased with their respective performances. Now with the summer break on, both men will be looking to bounce back and grab a victory for the respective teams at the Belgium Grand Prix.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 31, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton bumps fists with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen after qualifying in pole position and third place respectively Pool via REUTERS/David W Cerny

Britain’s Knight will aim to keep his lead in the championship race, while his arch-rival from the Milton-Keynes-based outfit will hope to regain the top spot in the driver’s standings.

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What are your predictions as the paddock moves to Spa at the end of the month for the Belgium GP? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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