“What Bullsh*t Man, Stop It” – Lewis Hamilton Faces Ruthless Criticism Amidst Growing F1 Struggles

Published 04/18/2022, 2:16 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 10, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Lewis Hamilton is having a tough season by his lofty standards. Clearly, the Mercedes driver doesn’t have a competitive car to fight for the championship and win races, and it is affecting Hamilton’s morale and mentality. It is also splitting the F1 community into two halves. One half is supporting the Brit, while the other thinks Hamilton is just faking the depression.

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Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 19, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during qualifying REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The Mercedes W13 is struggling with significant porpoising, which is affecting the car’s performance. Lewis Hamilton has finished on the podium only once and that too when the Red Bull drivers retired in the Bahrain GP. And the best the Englishman could finish was the P4 in Australia, where he redeemed for the poor Saudi Arabian GP.

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F1 Reporters on Lewis Hamilton’s situation in 2022

In every race, the seven-time world champion talked about the poor W13 and how much disappointing it is to him. But F1 reporter Jack Plooij believes Hamilton being disappointed about the car is an act and his sadness is nothing more than crocodile tears. Plooij said, “He is completely in depression, he says. What a bullshit man, stop it. If that was the case, he should have said that sooner.”

However, Plooij’s fellow reporter Olav Mol doesn’t agree with Plooij. Instead, Olav understands Hamilton’s situation and supports the Mercedes driver. Olav reported, “Jack and I differ on this because I think that every sportsman experiences this in his career. You have to get a little older before you can talk about that.”

Lewis Hamilton supports Audi and Porsche joining F1

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This is not unknown to fans that German automobile giants, Audi and Porsche, are planning to join the F1 grid as power unit suppliers. The Mercedes driver shared his joy about the move.

Hamilton said, “I think it’s great that we’re going to get new manufacturers within the sport, especially as you see there are a lot of teams that have the potential to be top teams but are our customer teams and so I think it’s going to be great moving forward and so we welcome them in.”

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For now, Hamilton has got to think about the upcoming race in Imola. Fans would be looking forward to the Imola race to see how the seven-time world champion performs.

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Ripan Majumdar

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Ripan Majumdar is an F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan, and has been following the sport for over the past few years.

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