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I don’t really pay much attention: Lewis Hamilton shuts down Christan Horner’s comments

Hamilton finished third behind Sergio Perez and Carlos Sainz at the British GP.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 08 July 2022 06:47 PM

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The Red Bull and Mercedes have been two of the most competitive teams in modern F1 and will go down in history as fierce rivals. In this rivalry, alongside high-quality racing, motorsports fans are also treated with some grade-A trash talks between the drivers and team principal. 

One such incident recently surfaced when Red Bull boss Christan Horner said that Ferrari had been "let off the hook" by Mercedes when Hamilton pitted for Hard tires on Lap 33 of 52 instead of the Softs. These comments were liked by Lewis Hamilton as he said, "I don’t really pay much attention to what is said by that guy!" to the media, ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix.

"From our knowledge, from what I was told, from our experience, the tires were not going to go the distance," he continued. “They were definitely quicker for the first part but there was huge degradation on the other cars that we had seen.”

Lewis Hamilton then defended his team’s decision and said, "Now, did we get it perfect? Who knows. But I think we made the right decision." Lewis Hamilton started the race on the Medium tire and was the only driver other than Lando Norris. to have a longer stint on the mediums. 

"No one could do the stint length that I did on the Medium," Lewis Hamilton added. “I don't know if anyone else did that length and had that performance and pace at the end on that tire. The question is could I have kept going and then shortened my Soft tire run? But in hindsight, it's always positive."

The seven-time world champion also talked about the fans and their support in Silverstone. "Generally, it was a really great weekend, I think all round," the Briton said. “Having seen the sea of fans at Silverstone was incredible. Just when you think it can't get better, or couldn't be a better weekend, each year it seems to improve.”

"Also, you're seeing a crowd that's becoming even more diverse than it was in the past, which is great. And I think it was really positive for us as a team, to start to see a little bit of consistency, particularly on my side, and to see us making progress."

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