Lewis Hamilton on criticism of Ferrari: “They are talking rubbish” / Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton on criticism of Ferrari: “They are talking rubbish” / Formula 1

Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton is slowly getting tired of constantly talking about Ferrari or even justifying the fact that he is signed by the Italians from 2025.

What I’ve always liked about Lewis Hamilton: He’s a bad actor. When things are going well, his eyes light up and he almost bursts with enthusiasm. When things don’t go well, you can almost feel the physical pain of failure.

However, Hamilton deftly moves on the stage of political correctness: he answers even stupid questions patiently and generally remains calm. Normally. Not always.

The fact that he is regularly asked about Ferrari during a phase of sporting laxity at Mercedes now angers the seven-time champion.

In Japan, the 103-time GP winner stormed out of the press conference with his closing words: “Don’t you have better questions?” It was about Ferrari.

And now in China the 39-year-old Englishman is making strides. Asked if Ferrari’s impressive competition and Mercedes’ mediocre performances were proof that he did the right thing for 2025, Lewis said: “I don’t think I have to justify my decision. I know what’s right for me and nothing has changed since I made my decision.”

“I haven’t questioned my decision once, and I don’t let comments sway me. Even today there are people talking trash, and maybe it will continue to be like that for the rest of the year. I’m just doing what I’ve done before.”

As a reminder: When Lewis Hamilton decided at the end of the summer of 2012 to leave McLaren and drive for Mercedes-Benz from 2013, the press claimed that it was the worst decision of his career.

From 2014 to 2020, Hamilton became world champion six times with Mercedes, only his partner Nico Rosberg was able to prevent the Brit from making a clean sweep in 2016.

Conclusion from Lewis Hamilton: “Only you know what is best for you.”

Japan-GP, Suzuka Circuit

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:54:23,566 h
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +12.535 seconds
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +20,866
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +26,522
05. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +29.700
06. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, +44,272
07. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +45,951
08. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, +47.525
09. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +48,626
10. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Racing Bulls, +1 Round
11. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, +1 lap
12. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 Round
13. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 Lap
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), clean, +1 lap
15. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 Round
16. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, +1 Round
17. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, +1 Round
Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, Elektrik
Alex Albon (T), Williams, Crash
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, Crash

World Championship Standings (after 4 out of 24 Grands Prix)

the driver
01. Verstappen 77 points
02. Perez 64
03. Leclerc 59
04. Sainz 55
05. Norris 37
06. Plate 32
07. Russell 24
08. Alonso 24
09. Hamilton 10
10. Walk 7
11. Tsunoda 7
12. Oliver Bearman (GB) 6
13. Hulkenberg 3
14. Magnussen 1
15. Alboni 0
16. Zhou 0
17. Ricciardo 0
18. Okon 0
19. 0 gas
20. Bota 0
21. Sergeant 0

Builders Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 141 Punkte
02. Ferrari 120
03. McLaren 69
04. Mercedes 34
05. Aston Martin 33
06. Running Bull 7
07. Especially 4
08. Williams 0
09. Sauber 0
10. Alpine 0