Brawn: Hamilton’s bad tempered radio calls no problem
19 November, 2013
Mercedes team principal Ross Brawn has come out in defence of star driver Lewis Hamilton, after the British driver made bad-tempered and contradictory radio calls to his engineer in Austin.
When told during the US Grand Prix to look after his tyres, the 2008 World Champion hit back : “That’s what I’m doing man, let me focus.”
But after the ensuing radio silence, Hamilton later insisted: “You need to give me some feedback, man – tyres, temperatures.”
When asked about Hamilton’s inconsistency, Brawn said: “We are just getting used to working with Lewis. It’s not problematic.”
Hamilton said he had apologised to his engineer for the outbursts, “The poor guy has come on the radio and then I come back at him – I will always say sorry.”
“Stuff does not come out like ‘Hey buddy, just give me a little moment here’. It’s like you are holding on to a bull and it’s like ‘Give me a frickin’ second!’” Hamilton explained. (GMM)
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