'Do yourself a favour and get over it' Damon Hill tells Hamilton fans
1996 F1 World Champion Damon Hill launched into a furious rant on Twitter, blasting a comment that suggested the sport was fixed.
1996 F1 World Champion and current Sky Sports F1 pundit Damon Hill launched into a furious rant on Twitter on Thursday, blasting a comment that suggested the sport was fixed.
Over four weeks since the controversial Abu Dhabi season finale where Max Verstappen overtook Lewis Hamilton on the last lap to take the championship in controversial circumstances, Hamilton's future in Formula 1 remains deeply uncertain.
Hamilton looked set to secure his eighth world championship, what would have been his fifth consecutive title at Mercedes, for the majority of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix until Nicholas Latifi's crash only a few laps from the end quashed his considerable lead.
The ensuing Safety Car allowed Verstappen to pit for brand new soft tyres and use them to good effect after FIA Race Director Michael Masi fast-tracked the discretional lapped cars overtaking rule on the penultimate lap and ended the Safety Car period earlier than expected.
Damon Hill, who excruciatingly lost out to Michael Schumacher in 1994 after the Benetton driver seemed to turn in on Hill and break his suspension after going off track and losing time, says that those who win don't "bleat on" about losing out.
"If you are a Hamilton fan, do yourself a favour and get over it because its not coming back. Ever."
"Look forward to seeing Lewis Hamilton sock it to 'em in 2022. Winners don't constantly bleat on about how unfair it all is. Show some backbone. Queue hate."