Ex-Formula 1 driver and Dutch Grand Prix promoter, Jan Lammers believes, Lewis Hamilton should have taken more responsibility after Mercedes’ failure at Monaco GP, rather than making ‘pretentious’ comments.
The seven-time World Champion finished seventh in Monte Carlo. Besides expressing frustration over the team radio, afterwards, Hamilton said it had been a “really, really poor performance” the whole weekend by Mercedes.
But Lammers thought Hamilton should have shown more humility rather than calling out the team the way he did. “I think his behaviour is pretty inconsistent,” Lammers told RacingNews365.com.
“We give him all the credit when he wins, or when he takes pole position. Fans and media are full of praise and give him all the plaudits, but then when things don’t go well one weekend, he blames his team. That’s not chic.” Lammers thinks Hamilton should analyse his Saturday performance.
“It went wrong for Hamilton in qualifying,” he added. “He can complain about the team and the strategy and so on, but if he had driven a little bit better on Saturday, the team wouldn’t have had this problem either. “So the suggestion that he couldn’t have done anything better himself was pretty pretentious.
That was just the wrong comment and he didn’t make any fans.”