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Hamilton ramps up Belgian GP criticism by describing non-event a "farce"

Hamilton ramps up Belgian GP criticism by describing non-event a "farce"

Hamilton ramps up Belgian GP criticism by describing non-event a "farce"

Hamilton ramps up Belgian GP criticism by describing non-event a "farce"

Lewis Hamilton has stepped up his criticism of the Belgian Grand Prix washout by labelling the non-event a "farce".

Hamilton, who was classified third, has not held back in sharing his thoughts as to what unfolded at the Spa Francorchamps circuit as only two laps were completed, with both behind the safety car.

The seven-time F1 champion had previously made clear the only reason why the 20 drivers were sent out in horrific conditions was that "money talks".

FIA race director Michael Masi later countered Hamilton's remarks by stating the race was started to test conditions.

That cut no ice with Hamilton who took to Instagram to express his feelings.

"Today was a farce and the only people to lose out are the fans that have paid good money to watch us race," wrote Hamilton.

"Of course, you can't do anything about the weather but we have sophisticated equipment to tell us what's going on and it was clear the weather wasn't going to let up.

"We were sent out for one reason and one reason only.

"Two laps behind a safety car where there is no possibility to gain or lose a place and provide entertainment to fans isn't racing.

"We should have just called it quits, not risked the drivers and most importantly refunded the fans who are the heart of our sport."

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