Twitter Rips Apart Lewis Hamilton For Suggesting Raikkonen Clash Was Deliberate

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Lewis Hamilton’s dream run at Silverstone was well and truly destroyed by Kimi Raikkonen yesterday when he caused a collision with the British driver. Hamilton had a slow start, which meant Vettel and Bottas were quick to overtake him. As Raikkonen was doing the same, the Ferrari driver locked his wheels and banged into Hamilton. As a result, Raikkonen got a 10s penalty while Hamilton was at the back of the field.

Although Lewis Hamilton finished second ultimately, it was his arch rival, Sebastian Vettel who took the victory while Kimi Raikkonen finishd third. Hamilton staged quite a drama post race where initially he refused to perform his media duties. He refused the interview post the race and looked visibly upset and miffed. He went on to suggest directly and indirectly that the Raikkonen clashed deliberately with him, as a part of Ferrari’s strategy.

“This is the greatest crowd in the world, and I’m sorry I wasn’t able to bring it home for them. I’ll never give up.” Hamilton said. “The team did a great job this weekend and there’s been a lot of pressure on for us all. Interesting tactics I would say from their side but we will do what we can to fight them in the next” 

For these comments, Lewis Hamilton received quite a lot of backlash from media and people on Twitter. The person leading the backlash was Kimi Raikkonen‘s wife, Minttu Raikkonen who had this to say:

“When you cry like a girl when you lose, do ballet [instead] #JustSaying” on her Instagram story.

Toto Wolff was also angry with Ferrari. Speaking about the incident, he said, “A racing incident. Unfortunate because Le Castellet first time we got taken out and now it is the second time we got taken out.

“It is a lot of constructor points. In [technical director] James Allison’s words, ‘do you think it is deliberate or incompetence?’. So this leaves us with a judgement.”

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