One thing is becoming very obvious, if an F1 driver does not have a chance at the championship, then he would become the current leader’s (Sebastian Vettel) “team mate” in ensuring Lewis Hamilton does not get a chance.
Felipe Massa is quickly becoming one of Seb’s “team mates” probably because he lost the championship so narrowly to Lewis in 2008. During the Monaco qualifying, Massa held Lewis up and Lewis got a penalty, during the race Massa brushed Lewis and Lewis got a 20 second penalty.
Hamilton, who is second in the drivers’ championship behind Monaco winner, Sebastian Vettel, added: “I would also like to say thank you to everyone on here, for their positive messages and also to the angry messages. I can respect them both.”
Meanwhile, Lewis has claimed he would be likely to walk away from F1 if he was ever forced to rein in his natural racing instinct.
“In all honesty I will never stop racing the way I do. It’s the way I do it,” said Hamilton.
“That’s what got me here, it is the way I am. I don’t do it to offend people or to hurt anyone. I do it because I love racing, and I feel like I can do it better than others.
“If it ever comes to a stage where I had to pull back and just cruise around, that would not excite me and I probably wouldn’t stay around for that.
“I am here to race and win. If I have to lose that passion then it blows all racing.”