Apparently Robert Kubica has offered his impression of Lewis Hamilton’s driving and has labeled him as dangerous. While being critical of Ron’s shining star is not allowed if F1, Ron, relatively uncharacteristically has launched into a defense on Lewis’s behalf while Lewis says he does his talking on the track…if only that were true Lewis. You do your talking ont he track, off the track and all around the track.
By Alastair Himmer
FUJI, Japan (Reuters) – McLaren team boss Ron Dennis Saturday slammed suggestions that Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton was a dangerous driver.
BMW-Sauber driver Robert Kubica was reported in newspapers to have called Hamilton “too aggressive,” with the Pole saying he hoped Ferrari’s Felipe Massa won the world title instead.
“I think he (Kubica) should focus on his own driving,” Dennis said after Hamilton was fastest in qualifying for Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix, his sixth pole of the year and the 12th of his short career.
“He should leave that to those people whose responsibility it is to determine how good or bad a driver’s performance is. There is obviously a regulatory process in place.
“I share the view held by probably everyone in this room and most of the people down the pitlane that it is refreshing to have a highly talented driver that has the ability to overtake and to do the pole positions he’s done in what is only his second season in Formula One.”
Kubica was quoted as saying Hamilton should have been penalised for reckless driving at last month’s Italian Grand Prix when he charged from 15th on the grid to finish seventh.
The Polish driver, a long-time friend and rival of Hamilton’s from their karting days, reportedly accused the McLaren man of cutting across Toyota’s Timo Glock and Renault’s Fernando Alonso in Monza.
Hamilton, who takes a seven-point lead over Brazilian Massa into the race at Fuji, refused to get drawn into an argument.
“I do my talking on the track,” he said. “I haven’t really got much to say to it. I think everyone has their own opinion and I can respect that.”
Dennis was less circumspect, however, telling Kubica to mind his own business. The Pole trails Hamilton by 20 points with only three races remaining.
“He should be mindful of the fact that his objective should be to raise his own game and do the best job he can,” said Dennis. “He should keep those opinions to himself.”
(Editing by Alan Baldwin)