(Photo : Mark Thompson/Getty Images) BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Pole place qualifier Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes celebrates in parc ferme throughout qualifying forward of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 22, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary.
Former Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya blasted Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton for commenting on Max Verstappen and Red Bull’s dominance this season.
The seven-time race winner criticized Hamilton, sarcastically saying it’s “very cool to complain when you are not winning.” Montoya famous that when Hamilton was profitable, the Brit stated his Mercedes automotive had no benefit in opposition to the remainder of the sphere.
“But in reality, Mercedes’ advantage was as big as what Red Bull currently has,” the previous Williams and McLaren driver stated in an interview with Formula Passion, translated into English.
Montoya additionally reiterated that the automotive is a significant component in profitable races except for the motive force’s abilities.
“I don’t want to say that Hamilton is not good, he is a very good driver but the reality of this sport is that you have to be in the best car,” the 47-year-old stated.
Hamilton’s earlier feedback
The seven-time world champion beforehand talked about that one workforce or driver dominating the world’s premier racing sequence isn’t good for the game.
So far, Red Bull Racing has gained all 12 races this season, with rival Max Verstappen answerable for ten of them and cruising his approach to a 3rd straight championship.
Hamilton’s feedback acquired criticism for his perceived hypocrisy, as Mercedes was beforehand the dominant workforce in Formula One.
Before the foremost regulation adjustments in 2022, Mercedes had gained eight consecutive Constructors’ titles, whereas Hamilton claimed six Drivers’ championships in the identical span.
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