Lewis Hamilton fan blasted over controversial comment

Lewis Hamilton finished sixth at the recent Italian Grand Prix, amid a difficult weekend for Mercedes.

A Lewis Hamilton fan has received criticism after opting not to travel to Monza for the Italian Grand Prix recently, something they praised due to the race being a “total borefest”.

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen was victorious at Monza after making his way past Carlos Sainz on Lap 15, following an early race scrap.

Verstappen had to time his move perfectly due to Sainz’s impressive defensive display, which also frustrated Sergio Perez later in the race.

The two-time World Champion’s win marked his 12th of the season and his 10th in a row, something which saw him eclipse Sebastian Vettel’s record for nine consecutive wins.

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Verstappen won the race ahead of Perez and Sainz, whilst Charles Leclerc completed the top four.

As for Mercedes, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton had to settle for fifth and sixth, following a very disappointing weekend in the Italian sun.

Mercedes were comfortably third in the pecking order all weekend, and never looked like they had a package which could compete with Red Bull or Ferrari.

Low downforce circuits have been the Silver Arrows’ downfall this year, which left Russell and Hamilton helpless during the race.

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Given how disappointing Mercedes were, the Hamilton fan labelled himself as the “best strategist” for opting not to attend.

“I got £600 refunded instead of travelling to Monza to see that total borefest and the weather is no different in the UK today… I know who’s the best strategist is this weekend,” wrote @F1_Jordan on Twitter/X.

Given how expensive and difficult getting F1 tickets is nowadays, many fans labelled the Hamilton supporter as “pathetic” for deciding against attending.

“This is actually so sad, and not sad as in crying, sad as in pathetic,” said @Connietalkscars.

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“Good on you for passing up that lifetime experience,” commented @igotmybikefixed.

Mercedes will be hopeful that the upcoming Singapore Grand Prix will be a better weekend for the side, given that it’s a medium/low downforce circuit.

On paper, it should be a more positive venue for the W14, although it should be noted that Red Bull and Ferrari were both strong at the Marina Bay Circuit in 2022.