Lewis Hamilton hits out at F1 chiefs after Sebastian Vettel is punished for pro LGBTQ+ shirt

Lewis Hamilton hits out at F1 chiefs after Sebastian Vettel is punished for pro LGBTQ+ shirt


It’s ‘bull****’!: Lewis Hamilton blasts Formula One chiefs after Sebastian Vettel is hit with a post-race reprimand for sporting a ‘similar love’ T-shirt in assist of LGBTQ+ neighborhood forward of the Hungarian Grand Prix

  • Sebastian Vettel wore shirt in the course of the Hungarian nationwide anthem earlier than race
  • Drivers can put on shirts with messages however they should be eliminated for anthems
  • Vettel claimed he forgot to take away his shirt because of the onset of rain
  • Lewis Hamilton took to Instagram to defend his previous championship rival 
  • Valtteri Bottas, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll additionally punished for comparable breaches 

Lewis Hamilton has taken purpose at Formula One’s ruling physique after slamming its resolution to reprimand Sebastian Vettel for sporting a T-shirt in assist of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood as ‘bull****’.

Four-time world champion Vettel wore a ‘similar love’ rainbow T-shirt in the course of the Hungarian nationwide anthem on Sunday.

Under FIA guidelines, drivers are permitted to hold a message that conveys with the game’s We Race As One initiative in the course of the pre-race ceremony. But the clothes should be eliminated for the nationwide anthem.

Vettel was summoned to see the stewards. He defined that he forgot to take away his T-shirt due to the onset of rain.

Valtteri Bottas, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll have been additionally reprimanded after they didn’t take off their We Race As One T-shirts.

Lewis Hamilton took to Instagram to support Aston Martin's Sebastian Vettel who wore a shirt reading 'same love' in support of the LGBTQ+ community

Lewis Hamilton took to Instagram to assist Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel who wore a shirt studying ‘similar love’ in assist of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood

Vettel, who was stripped of his second place at the Hungarian Grand Prix following a gas infringement, advised Sky Sports: ‘I’m completely satisfied in the event that they disqualify me. They can do no matter they need to me, I do not care. I’d do it once more.’

In a now-deleted message on Instagram, Hamilton posted in assist of Vettel.

The British driver, 36, mentioned: ‘Super happy with this man. There is no rule that claims what color shirt you may put on and supporting the LGBTQ+ neighborhood is not repremandable (sic).

‘This is bs. Well achieved, Seb. I’ll be a part of you subsequent time with the identical shirt.’

Hamilton later up to date his put up, writing: ‘Love to see this Seb supporting the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. Love at all times wins.’

Vettel (centre) was reprimanded for leaving his shirt on (above) during the Hungarian national anthem, with Carlos Sainz (second left), Valtteri Bottas (right of Vettel) and Lance Stroll (second right of Vettel) also penalised for a similar offence

Vettel (centre) was reprimanded for leaving his shirt on (above) in the course of the Hungarian nationwide anthem, with Carlos Sainz (second left), Valtteri Bottas (proper of Vettel) and Lance Stroll (second proper of Vettel) additionally penalised for an analogous offence

Hamilton heads into the game’s summer time break with an eight-point benefit over Max Verstappen following Sunday’s chaotic race.

The seven-time world champion raced from final to 3rd – upgraded to runner-up following Vettel’s disqualification – with a supreme restoration drive.

He will now use the four-week break to recharge his batteries after revealing he was struggling with the signs of lengthy Covid-19.

Hamilton, who contracted the virus eight months in the past, was examined by a Mercedes group physician for half-hour after falling unwell following the race.

Hamilton’s Mercedes group held the sting over Red Bull at the concluding spherical earlier than the game’s mid-term shutdown.

Before being disqualified for a fuel infringement, Vettel (left) finished second ahead of Hamilton (right) at the Hungaroring

Before being disqualified for a gas infringement, Vettel (left) completed second forward of Hamilton (proper) at the Hungaroring 

The Briton was in command of the race however was pressured into his fightback after Mercedes elected to depart him out on moist tyres for the restart.

Hamilton mentioned: ‘I inform you it is undoubtedly been a tough slog for us. But this weekend has been very robust, and (it is) undoubtedly shocking to see how robust we’ve got been in comparison with Red Bull.

‘We preserve pushing and preventing and I’m so honoured to have the ability to race for a group like this. We be taught from these errors – sadly, we want they did not occur – but it surely’s not the way you fall, it is the way you get again up.’

The season fires up once more at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium on August 29 for the 12 concluding scheduled rounds.

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