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Hamilton refuses to be 'side-tracked' by Ecclestone jibes

Hamilton refuses to be 'side-tracked' by Ecclestone jibes

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Hamilton refuses to be 'side-tracked' by Ecclestone jibes

Hamilton refuses to be 'side-tracked' by Ecclestone jibes

Lewis Hamilton has dismissed comments from former F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone who has claimed the seven-time champion to be "not quite the fighter he was" ahead of the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton trails Max Verstappen by 32 points after nine grands prix, with Mercedes 44 adrift of Red Bull in the constructors' championships.

That is on the back of his bleakest period in a single season since 2013 as he has failed to score a win or a pole position in the past five races which have only yielded two podiums.

Asked for a response to Ecclestone's comments, Hamilton said: “I don’t really have a response. I actually wasn’t aware of it until I arrived for the weekend.

"But honestly, this has been such an interesting week. We’ve had the football, which was exciting for one moment and then obviously quite difficult afterwards, and there has been amazing support, positivity I would say, since."

On Tuesday morning, 'The Hamilton Commission' published a 179-page report on the lack of diversity in motorsport, identifying key roadblocks to preventing young people from ethnic backgrounds from pursuing careers in STEM subjects.

Hamilton added: “Obviously, with this Commission, I have just been focused on that. No one is side-tracking me.

“I’m definitely not the driver I was when I started. I think I’m better and I know myself way more than I ever did.”

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BobG

Bernie touches a nerve!

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Bernie touches a nerve!

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i don't think anyone likes negative comments about themselves

It will be interesting to see how crowds respond at the weekend to Hamilton, he may be surprised, cus me looking at the comments from many sources my feeling is it's not like it was 2 years ago. Hope Lewis can show a bit of magic in his driving beyond just having the fasted car in the past. he needs it.

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I know that F1 wouldn't be what it is now without Bernie, but I'm not sure if I would take much notice of a prison dodger, whose made himself known for sly remarks. I can remember when Vettel was winning week in and week out, he'd stir the pot by saying Germans didn't like Vettel.

Hamilton has had to fight harder this year than any of the past eight years in F1, and when you have more pressure, more mistakes are made both on track and on the pit wall. Look at the amount of mistakes Red Bull and Ferrari have made when the pressures been on them to perform!

Like with any good racing driver, you put your visor down and let your driving do the talking. I've enjoyed the battles up and down the grid this season (Haas excluded). Let's hope mercedes claw some of the deficit back, purely so the season isn't wrapped up mid-October!

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