Hamilton leaves fans on a sarcastic note after qualifying
With fans still bitter about the incident at Silverstone, the 7-time world champion faced a lot of hate yesterday
Mercedes driver, Lewis Hamilton had a decent qualifying yesterday where he scored his 101st pole in Formula 1. His teammate, Valterri Bottas also set a good pace getting P2 yesterday. This put the Red Bull driver, Max Verstappen in a disappointing P3.
Many fans were still angry and bitter about the incident that occurred in Silverstone last week where Max Verstappen spun out at Copse Corner and had to be sent to the hospital. Some fans were unhappy as they thought Lewis Hamilton had done it on purpose.
Therefore, when the Brit qualified for pole position yesterday, many fans were booing at him during the post-qualifying interviews. That was when Hamilton left all the haters with a very sarcastic comment.
"I have never felt so great with the booing," he said. "If anything, it just fuels me. So I don't really mind it. It was an amazing qualifying lap that last one."
He continued further, "Amazing teamwork from everyone this weekend, trying to push the car forward developing constantly. It has been amazing to see everyone rallying together.
"Great having a front-row lockout for our team, first time for a long time."
His teammate, Valterri Bottas defended Hamilton during the interview as well.
"I don't think it's fair," the Finn said.
"We are here as athletes to do the best we can in the sport we love. Lewis did an amazing lap at the end and people should question themselves about this behaviour. It's not right and we don't want to hear those things."
This was only one of the hate incidents that Lewis faced. He faced racist abuse for a week on social media.
There was also a banner made by some fans to threaten Hamilton at the Hungaroring:
Verstappen on the other hand was disappointed with his performance at the qualifying.
"The whole weekend we have been a bit behind and it showed again in qualifying. Not what we wanted but we are still there in third and will see what we can do," the Dutchman admitted.
Carlos Sainz was unfortunately knocked out of the qualifying in Q2 as he spun right out of the track, therefore, having to start in P15.
Mick Schumacher as well crashed in Practice 3 resulting in him being unable to qualify and starting last on the grid.
With all this drama, you would be mad not to stay tuned for the main remainder of the battle: the race.