After rightfully being handed two, 5-second penalties, Lewis Hamilton missed the chance to do things:

  1. Equal the great Michael Schumacher’s wins record
  2. Not throw his toys out of the pram.

While Hamilton will never quite reach the magnitude of Schumacher’s personality nor popularity, one would have thought that after being in Formula One for over ten years, that Hamilton would understand the rules.

See the interview below, prepare yourself for something cringeworthy.

While Hamilton adopting a “Holier than thou” approach to life is nothing new, his attempts to suggest that Formula 1 are “trying to stop him”, is just pure lunacy. It is almost as cringeworthy as the accent he has decided to put on in recent years.

It is frankly ridiculous, while disrespecting teammate Valteri Bottas, and the rest of the paddock too. The same paddock that Hamilton seems to enjoy lecturing the importance of equality.

That is of course, admirable. But it is also hypocritical – Hamilton has no problem racing in countries where human rights are denied to the vast majority of civilians.

Having been in one of the best cars his entire career, and given the huge increase in the number of races held each year, it is very surprising that it has taken Hamilton so long to pass this record.

Unless something crazy happens, Hamilton will pass Schumacher’s record, which will be a dark day for the sport.

An arrogant, immature, spoiled brat – Hamilton may play the victim card over and over, but the true victims are the fans that continue to be bored by the current state of Formula One, as well as Hamilton’s endless lectures and diatribes about his life.

It is getting to the point where Hamilton will expect two formation laps – one for the tyres, and one for Hamilton to use a megaphone to lecture the world about his struggles.

Conveniently, there is never any mention of his decision to race in nations where atrocity after atrocity takes place.

Hopefully the upcoming rule change will spark some much needed life into Formula 1. It has been done before, but Hamilton has already suggested it has been done to try and stop Mercedes. Sigh.

Pierre Malcuit
Staff Writer

Pierre Malcuit is a Staff Writer with Generation95! He has written for several websites, and is a graduate of the University of Strasbourg.