Top
0 £0 Basket
Basket Summary
Basket Total: £0
Go to basket
All All Adult Driving Junior Driving Car Track Day Bike Track Day Experience Days Help Login Corporate My Voucher 01376 809032

Hamilton vows to beat Vettel 'the right way' - News

Lewis Hamilton accused Formula One title rival Sebastian Vettel of showing signs of weakness and vowed to win this year's championship "the right way".

The two clashed in Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix and the FIA, motor sport's governing body, is under pressure to sanction Vettel after he deliberately drove into Hamilton at Baku City Circuit.

The sporting federation was unavailable for comment when contacted by Press Association Sport on Monday, while Liberty Media, Formula One's new American owners, distanced themselves from the incident.

Vettel was penalised with a 10-second stop-and-go penalty after he banged wheels with Hamilton. He believed the Briton had deliberately brake-tested him during one of three safety car periods.

Telemetry from Hamilton's Mercedes proved that the 32-year-old Englishman had not been acting in an unusual manner prior to the collision, and asked if he felt his Ferrari rival was demonstrating mental weakness, he said: "That's been kind of obvious for some time.

"You look at last year and some of the things he's come and said on the radio. We know how he can be.

"I honestly would never have thought that that would have happened, but we can only look at that as a positive for us.

"We've put a lot of pressure on Ferrari. He's under pressure and that's not a bad thing. That shows that often pressure can get to even some of the best of us."

Hamilton's rivalry with Vettel this season had been noted for its cordiality, but that changed in an instant in the eighth race of the season.

Hamilton fell 14 points behind the German in the title race after his headset worked its way loose and forced him into an unscheduled pit stop, and the Mercedes driver said: "(This) was obviously a different Sebastian than we saw in those seven races, and I like to think that I remained respectful.

"I will continue to do so and I want to do the talking on the track. I want to win this championship the right way."

Hamilton vows to beat Vettel 'the right way'
28 June 2017
Trackdays

Other News

Monaco F1 Lap Record: Top 5 Moments in Monaco F1 History

Monaco F1 Lap Record: Top 5 Moments in Monaco F1 History

Ahead of this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix, we take a look at five of the most iconic on track moments it has given us in F1's long running history
23 May 2024
Trackdays
Top 5 Father's Day Gifts For Less Than £100 Revealed

Top 5 Father's Day Gifts For Less Than £100 Revealed

Unique gift ideas for Dad including our first ever Father's Day Parent and Child Supercar Special are amongst our picks for Sunday 16th June
29 May 2024
Trackdays
Britain's Favourite Supercar Brand Revealed

Britain's Favourite Supercar Brand Revealed

Aston Martin pulls far ahead of the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini amongst our top 5 most popular supercar marques for driving experiences
12 June 2024
Trackdays
The Ford Mustang: The 60 Year Icon

The Ford Mustang: The 60 Year Icon

As a classic of American muscle cars celebrates entering its sixth decade today, we take a look back on its incredible history out on the roads
17 April 2024
Trackdays
Summer Driving Dos and Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

Summer Driving Dos and Don'ts: Common Mistakes to Avoid

As the days get warmer, we give you an important reminder of how to drive safely in the summer months and the common mistakes to avoid
10 May 2024
Violet
10 Year Olds Learn To Drive As A Way Of Spreading the Cost

10 Year Olds Learn To Drive As A Way Of Spreading the Cost

New Under 17s Driving Lessons could provide a beneficial bridge to offset the rising expenses of learning to drive in the UK
22 May 2024
Trackdays