Following the Russian Grand Prix Lewis Hamilton spoke with a harsh tone about the FIA, by saying that he received the test-start punishment because they wanted to stop him. This situation had a strong echo and now the British racer seems to apologize indirectly.
The situation is even spicier because the World Champion accused publicly of sabotage the organization, which had several times overlooked his exaggerations (i.e he ‘got away’ with slight punishments). Hamilton’s statement was surprising not only for the press, but it had a strong echo in the Comments section as well and was received with negative attitude by the F1 management as well. It is very possible that Hamilton also got wind of this as today; he was very diplomatic in his Instagram storyline:
‘When I meet difficulties I often lose it a little, I am not always on top either and I am not always right. Under these circumstances of tension I often do not react as expected, I am human too and I have a dynamic personality. I want to grow and to learn every day and this was a lesson to me. Currently I am preparing for my next race and I want to thank all of you for your support.’ – concluded Hamilton his arguments equal to an apology.