Lewis Hamilton has responded after comments he made about racing in India caused an online backlash. Hamilton caused controversy in India by referring to the Asian nation as "such a poor place" when discussing the merits of Formula 1 bringing races to new places.
The five-time world champion suggested that he would be in favour of Liberty Media introducing more races in motorsport's European and American heartlands, on the back of an announcement that a Vietnam GP will join the calendar in 2020.
While describing previous races in new countries, Hamilton told BBC Sport: "I've been to India before to a race which was strange because India was such a poor place yet we had this massive, beautiful grand prix track made in the middle of nowhere. I felt very conflicted when I went to that grand prix."
After Hamilton was bombarded with messages, many of them abusive, the Mercedes driver took to social media to clarify his comments further…
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