Lewis Hamilton had a dreadful day at Silverstone despite taking pole position on Saturday. He had a horrible start, dropping to third position at the very first corners, before being hit by Kimi Raikkonen which dropped him to 18th position.
Despite having dropped to 18th position, he staged a remarkable comeback later in the race to take 2nd position while his arch rival Sebastian Vettel took the race victory.
It was Hamilton’s post race behavior that drew a lot of criticism towards the Briton. He refused to fulfill his media duties by storming off parc femme and refusing to give a post race interview. On the podium, he went on to say that Ferrari deliberately asked Raikkonen to crash, which led to a heated exchange of words between the two teams.
After disappointing his fans by storming off the parc femme and neglecting the thousands of people who had gathered there to celebrate him, Lewis Hamilton apologised to them on social media. This is what he had to say:
“I’m so disappointed in myself after yesterday’s race when I left you all with the perception of a sore loser as I honestly don’t feel I am and worst of all, allowed you many the opportunity to shit on me, lay false claims to my name of which my family and I have worked so hard for. But you know what, It’s okay. I can accept that I deserve it mostly and try to do better and be better. #StillIRise”
The post comes after he was extensively bashed by people on social media for not being able to accept that he was defeated at Silverstone and his dream run at the circuit is now over. In one of his earlier social media posts, Lewis Hamilton acknowledged that he has accepted Kimi Raikkonen’s apology and labelled the whole incident a racing incident rather than what he suggested immediately afterwards the race.