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Hamilton plays a political game: 'He wants to get some people out of there'

Hamilton plays a political game: 'He wants to get some people out of there'

29 January - 11:44 Last update: 15:31


In recent weeks, various individuals from the Formula One world have expressed their opinions on Lewis Hamilton's silence and his possible departure from the sport. The Dutch website NOS spoke with driver Jeroen Bleekemolen about the situation.

The Dutch driver cannot imagine that Hamilton will stop. Bleekemolen expects and hopes that the Brit just continues, because it is more fun with him there. Hamilton still has a few years to go in F1 and will want to fight for that eighth world title.

Yet Bleekemolen finds it strange that the seven-time world champion has not said anything for so long. Ever since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix it has been quiet on his social media, and he also unfollowed everyone on Instagram. The Dutchman sees it as a political game, in order to increase the pressure on the FIA.

Hamilton must continue

"I think he wants to get some people out of there, like race director Michael Masi. Lewis wants to turn it upside down and he can do that. He has a lot of influence as 'the greatest of all'', states Bleekemolen.

However, Bleekemolen indicates that Hamiltons silence is a bit of a shame, because the decisions in Abu Dhabi were not a conscious attack on Hamilton. "At some point you have to put setbacks aside. That suits a great champion."

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