It is ‘bull****’!: Lewis Hamilton blasts Method One chiefs after Sebastian Vettel is hit with a post-race reprimand for carrying a ‘identical love’ T-shirt in assist of LGBTQ+ neighborhood forward of the Hungarian Grand Prix
- Sebastian Vettel wore shirt in the course of the Hungarian nationwide anthem earlier than race
- Drivers can put on shirts with messages however they should be eliminated for anthems
- Vettel claimed he forgot to take away his shirt because of the onset of rain
- Lewis Hamilton took to Instagram to defend his outdated championship rival
- Valtteri Bottas, Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll additionally punished for comparable breaches
Lewis Hamilton hit out on the choice to reprimand Sebastian Vettel for his rainbow T-shirt in assist of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood in Hungary, calling it ‘bulls**t’ earlier than including that he’ll put on the identical shirt subsequent time.
Vettel, whose T-shirt learn ‘Similar Love’, was summoned by the stewards following Sunday’s race on the Hungaroring and the German was certainly one of 4 drivers reprimanded by officers.
FIA guidelines stipulate that drivers can put on T-shirts pre-race because it pertains to their We Race As One marketing campaign, however these should be eliminated for the nationwide anthem, one thing Vettel, Carlos Sainz, Valtteri Bottas and Lance Stroll didn’t do.
Lewis Hamilton took to Instagram to assist Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel who wore a shirt studying ‘identical love’ in assist of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood
In a publish on Instagram Hamilton, 36, gave his full assist to Vettel, who was disqualified after Sunday’s race for being unable to offer the required end-of-race gas pattern.
‘Tremendous happy with this man,’ Hamilton wrote. ‘There is no such thing as a rule that claims what color shirt you may put on and supporting the LGBTQ+ neighborhood isn’t repremandable (sic). That is BS. Properly executed Seb. I’ll be part of you subsequent time with the identical shirt!’
Hamilton rapidly deleted that authentic publish earlier than re-uploading the image of Vettel with the phrases: ‘Like to see this Seb supporting the LGBTQ+ neighborhood. Love at all times wins.’
Vettel (centre) was reprimanded for leaving his shirt on (above) in the course of the Hungarian nationwide anthem, with Carlos Sainz (second left), Valtteri Bottas (proper of Vettel) and Lance Stroll (second proper of Vettel) additionally penalised for the same offence
Hamilton flew dwelling on Sunday to start a three-week vacation after revealing he’s nonetheless affected by the results of Covid-19, eight months after testing constructive.
Mercedes will present any medical personnel Hamilton requires however a interval of relaxation is anticipated to have him match for the second half of the season, which begins in Spa on August 29.
Hamilton has surged forward within the drivers’ championship from Max Verstappen. His second-place end, courtesy of Vettel’s disqualification, places him forward by eight factors.
Earlier than being disqualified for a gas infringement, Vettel (left) completed second forward of Hamilton (proper) on the Hungaroring