“Sure It’ll All Be on Netflix”: Lewis Hamilton Scoffs at Red Bull “Kardashian Show” for Cooking Up F1 Drama

Published 11/25/2022, 4:55 AM EST

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Red Bull had a successful season as they won both drivers’ and constructors’ championships. However, it was a season marred with controversies. From the cost cap fiasco to a rift between Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez towards the end, they’ve had it all. Rival Lewis Hamilton has now taken a dig at the Milton-Keynes-based team with a bizarre comparison.

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Red Bull did not have the best of starts to the season. With 2 race wins in the first 3 races, it looked like Ferrari was finally on a resurgence. However, Max Verstappen’s team was quick to make necessary amendments to the car and delivered one of the most dominant F1 seasons ever. They, however, could not keep the controversies off the track at bay.

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Lewis Hamilton draws a hilarious parallel to Red Bull’s controversy-marred season

As the season progressed, rumors started coming in that Red Bull were guilty of breaching the cost cap in 2021. FIA confirmed the rumors when they released the cost cap report. The team was fined $7 million and had their wind tunnel time reduced by 10%. Later in the season, Max Verstappen refused to let his teammate Sergio Perez pass, defying team orders in Brazil.

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Talking with Channel 4, reflecting on the rival team’s season, Lewis Hamilton said with a chuckle, “I mean, it feels like a bit of a Kardashian show happening here.”

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“It’s pretty hilarious, some of the stuff that I’ve heard over the past few days has been so entertaining. I’m sure it’ll all be on Netflix, it’s going to be great.”

Mercedes had a pretty disappointing season themselves. Lewis Hamilton for the first time in his career, had a winless season while Mercedes could register only a single race win with George Russell.

Lewis Hamilton remembers the most painful moment of the 2022 season

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Mercedes duo Lewis Hamilton and George Russell recently sat down to look back at the most memorable moments of the season. Lewis admitted he could not recognize most of the photos but picked one that stood out to him. He picked out a photo of him holding his back after the race in Baku concluded. The 7-time world champion suffered severe back pain because of W13’s porpoising issue that got worse on Baku’s bumpy track.

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He recalled“The one I remember is this one (him holding his back). This one is the one I remember the most just because of the pain I was in. That weekend I went lower than you (George Russell) on the rear. Ride height was much lower. It was much worse on my car. But painful for both of us, I think.”

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What do you think of the Mercedes champion’s comparison of Red Bull with the Kardashians? Was it a fun take on his rivals’ situation?

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Nischay Rathore

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Nischay Rathore is a Formula 1 Author at EssentiallySports. Being a law graduate, he has worked at the Supreme Court of India as well as the High Court of Delhi. However, due to his adherent love for sports, he has now set out to start his journey into the world of Sports Journalism.
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