“The sport that made him a billionaire. Such a nasty place!” – Fans react to feeling Lewis Hamilton targeted by FIA in jewelry saga
by Lewis Hamilton vanity lounge interview seems to have caught the attention of anyone who watches the sport. That said, some parts of the interview did not go down well with fans, particularly the excerpt where the Mercedes driver said he felt targeted by the FIA in the jewelry row earlier this year.
Reacting to Lewis Hamilton’s comments in the interview, fans called him out for his comments about being targeted and highlighted how much the sport had given him throughout his life. Here are some of the reactions from fans on Twitter:
“Ah the sport that made him a billionaire and gave him so much. Such an unpleasant place!”
“The hypocrisy is laughable and it is clearly unenforceable; the precedent is already set. What a classic own goal by the new president.”
“It’s just slander at this point, baseless accusations based on feelings and subjectivity. Lewis Hamilton should be ashamed!!!”
“I don’t care what he says. This guy has an opinion on everything, just to be in the limelight.”
“Lol all lulu fans. Seems like he was targeted by the fia because he was the only one whining like a kid about it. Who else wears as much jewelry as that shit. Sure , it’s gonna look like this. So one looked at y’all.”
“A talented guy but he can be such a baby”
“It always happens with F1 drivers when they have great success. It all becomes personal and it’s all about them. MS was the same. In the end, paranoia sets in.”
“I think they have to be fireproof. They have a jewelry law that upsets Hamilton.”
“Well, as he’s the only F1 driver slapping under a pile of bling, (who needs to wear three watches?), the cap seems to fit.”
Lewis Hamilton talks about the angst after the 2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP
In the vanity lounge interview, Lewis Hamilton reflected on the moments after the 2021 F1 Abu Dhabi GP ended and he lost the title. Reminiscing about the consequences, he revealed how he struggled with the idea of wanting to continue in the sport.
“You can see it starting to unfold in a certain way. My worst fears came alive. I thought “no way” they would take that away from me. Absolutely not. It’s not going to happen. Right? I cannot describe in words what I felt. I remember sitting there in my car in disbelief.
“Then I realized I had to unbuckle my seatbelt, get out of there, get out of the car, find strength. I didn’t have it. It was one of my hardest times since very, a very long time. I knew what had happened, I knew that certain decisions had been made and why. I knew that something was wrong. I wondered if I wanted to continue.
The vanity lounge interview is surely an interesting read and has stirred up quite a storm in recent days.