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After the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, the BBC caught up with Lewis Hamilton to ask him how his race went, and found themselves listening to quite the rant. First questioning why he had been asked to the stewards five times in six races, with a feeling they are picking on him somewhat, he then moved on to question the abilities of his fellow drivers - particularly Felipe Massa and Pastor Maldonado, who he was involved in crashes with through the race.
Hamilton did go back to the stewards after taking a moment to calm down to apologise, saying: “I made them aware that when emotions are high - and it’s very intense at the end of those kinds of races - you don’t always say the right thing. We’ve made our peace. They accepted my explanation, they understood. We all shook hands afterwards.”
Hamilton also took to Twitter to apologise to his fans, and to the drivers, saying: “To Massa and Maldonado, with the greatest respect I apologise if I offended you. Both of you are fantastic drivers who I regard highly.”
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References Felipe Massa, Lewis Hamilton, Pastor Maldonado
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