Lewis Hamilton in hot water over recent comments

Mercedes driver and serial F1 champion, Lewis Hamilton, has come under fire for comments he made to the media.

Former F1 driver, Juan Pablo Montoya, has criticised Lewis Hamilton for publicly complaining about Red Bull’s continuing dominance.

The Milton Keynes-based team is undefeated in the 2023 season, having seized victories in all 12 races so far.

This comes on top of winning three of 2023’s six Sprint events.

Ten of the wins have come courtesy of the irrepressible Max Verstappen while another two have come from Sergio Perez.

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Perez sits in second place on the Driver Standings, yet is still under fire over his job security and performance.

This is because there is now a 125-point gap between him and his Dutch teammate which most experts agree can’t be bridged.

Furthermore, Red Bull dominates in the Constructor Standings, where they lead Mercedes by 256 points.

Hamilton has questioned the health of the most popular motorsport in the world, due to the complete command of Red Bull.

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Mercedes teammate Toto Wolff has flagged similar concerns, saying that competition was good for the sport.

The Austrian principal highlighted the 2021 season when Red Bull and Mercedes were at least “fighting each other.”

He said: “That caused a little bit of entertainment for everyone, and that’s not the case at the moment.”

Hamilton’s complaints always lead to accusations of double standards.

The Silver Arrows secured eight straight Constructor Standing championships in a row between 2014 and 2021.

Hamilton won six of his seven world titles during this golden period for Mercedes.

He was also primarily competing with his teammates, Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas, excluding other teams from actual competition.

However, these personal battles were a bit closer in terms of points difference.

In 2016, Rosberg and Hamilton engaged in a thrilling two-horse battle, with Rosberg beating the British driver by a mere 5 points.

This stands in stark contrast to Verstappen’s 146-point victory margin last season, and the even larger margin we’ll probably see this season.

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However, Montoya told Colombian news sources: “It’s very cool to complain when you are not winning.

“But when he was winning, he said that the car had no advantage but the advantage Mercedes had was just as big.

“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.”