Hamilton looking for fan support

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Lewis has taken a beating in the last few weeks regarding his performance in the last two races but what he is looking for is some real support from his fans at the upcoming British Grand Prix.  The Times has a story with Lewis making his appeal to his fan base and explaining why he is worried that people will throw vegetables at him.

I think Lewis is giving the media a little more attention than he should.  If Schumi listened to the British press, he would have stopped racing after hitting Damon Hill.  As for Mr. Moss’s comments; I think prudence wins the race, day and title.  Not sure where Stirling is coming from on this one.

“People who are aware of what’s been said over the past couple of months, of whatever has been said in the papers – I just hope that they aren’t throwing vegetables at me because of what’s happened in the last few races,” said Hamilton.

“The fans mean a hell of a lot to me, and for sure they’re going to be disappointed about the last couple of races, just as the team are, but there’s no need to be angry – and I’m sure some of the things that are said in the papers do make them angry.

“I’m on form, I’m not driving into walls. The reason I’m so quick is because I’m pushing my car, and the car is great, the team’s doing a good job, and I think I’m extracting a lot from it. That’s all I can do.”

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brendan stallard
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“If Schumi listened to the British press, he would have stopped racing after hitting Damon Hill. ”

NC,

Quite: Schumi paid no attention and went back to making the car go faster and to find ways he could defeat the others by hook or by crook.

I like Hamilton, and I’ll forgive him a lot, but I wish he’d just be a little quieter around his gob and let us hear the full chat of his engine instead.

brendan

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onthepodium

i think lewis will eventually find his groove with the press and PR in general. i think ideally, it’s somewhere between the aloufness of kimi and where he’s at now. it’s all about paying attention to his racing, and the rest will come.

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

Why can’t Ron Dennis tell this guy to keep his mouth shut? The first half of the quotes above show a bit of maturity, but he doesn’t know when to stop. Lewis is all about Lewis. I’d love to root for the kid, but the self-centered attitude rubs me the wrong way. When is he going to learn that the team is more important than he is?

dumpsterdiver
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dumpsterdiver

GOB, indeed. After hitting Kimi at Canada: “I’ve made a HUGE mistake.”

Jim
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Jim

Lewis seems for the most part to be a decent guy, he just believes his own hype right now. Once he has been in F1 for 2 or 3 full seasons he will realize what his role in the team and sport are, and will stop giving the bad impression he is giving now… Till then I will enjoy the Lewis bashing he will bring upon himself

Negative Camber
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The only angst I have is trying to warn him and prevent a train wreck but alas, some people have to learn it on their own.

onthepodium
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onthepodium

exactly NC. he’ll learn what he learns when he learns it. we can all suggest and prescribe, but in the end, he’ll do what he feels is right for him, whether right or not, and fail or succeed on those terms.

Negative Camber
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I agree. I don’t deny the young man the opportunity to learn the hard lessons of success, celebrity and money. It must be very difficult but a nagging feeling in my head says that his Father should know better. You don’t need money and success to know the dangers and responsibilities it brings. One only need read a paper to see that. His father is old enough and wise enough to know. His team is certainly wise enough to know but oddly absent from the PR bungles or gaffes Lewis makes. Not sure what’s going on there. Loading...

WonkyDave
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WonkyDave

It’s genetics, NC. Like father, like son. The difference is Lewis has the talent Ant never did, and now Ant has leeched a career out of Lewis’ success.

But, let’s all be truthful – all this drama that Lewis is providing is making an interesting season that much better. We’ve found a topic that is truly polarizing F1 fans. I love it.