Lewis Hamilton ignores hoots at Hungarian GP after winning pole position in first race since Silverstone controversy – .

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Lewis Hamilton ignores hoots at Hungarian GP after winning pole position in first race since Silverstone controversy – .




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Lewis Hamilton was booed by some fans after qualifying on pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton was booed by some fans after qualifying on pole for the Hungarian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton said being subjected to boos from part of the crowd at the Hungarian GP would only serve to “fuel” me to be even stronger.

The world champion received taunts after qualifying on pole position, both when he got out of his Mercedes, and then when he spoke to Johnny Herbert of Sky F1 in the post interview. session.

Hamilton shrugged.

“Honestly, I have never felt so good with boos,” Hamilton said. “If anything, it feeds me. So that doesn’t really bother me. “

Hungary follows two weeks after the British GP at Silverstone, when Hamilton and Max Verstappen collided with the latter’s crash. Controversy and fallout proved polarizing and continued to dominate this weekend’s event in Budapest.

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Lewis Hamilton was surprised by Mercedes’ pace as he and Valtteri Bottas secured a front row lockdown

Lewis Hamilton was surprised by Mercedes’ pace as he and Valtteri Bottas secured a front row lockdown

Speaking at the booing press conference, Hamilton added, “It’s sport, right? And people act wild when it’s sport, it’s competition, and I don’t take it to heart.

“I have to do something right to be in front. Otherwise, it’s pretty good for me. “

Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas defended the seven-time world champion.

After completing an answer to an unrelated question about qualifying, Bottas added: “I don’t normally say what I think about this stuff, but I heard a lot of boos at the end of qualifying. I do not understand. he.

“I would like people to question themselves, their behavior, because I don’t think it’s fair. We are here as athletes to give all we have for the sport we love.

Karun Chandhok reflects on Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen's qualifying rounds for Hungarian GP

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Karun Chandhok reflects on Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s qualifying rounds for Hungarian GP

Karun Chandhok reflects on Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen’s qualifying rounds for Hungarian GP

“Lewis had an amazing turn at the end and then you get booed. So I think folks, just ask yourself, it’s not right, it’s not fair, and we don’t want to see that kind of thing. “

Verstappen said the boos were “not correct,” but said the drivers were professional enough to block negative feedback.

“It’s not pleasant but it shouldn’t influence any of us,” said the Red Bull driver. “I think we’re all very professional and know what to do on the track anyway. “

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