Lewis Hamilton responds to being ‘booed all day’ at Mexican GP

  • Lewis Hamilton reacts to being ‘booed all day’ at Mexican GP.

Lewis Hamilton responds to being ‘booed all day’ at Mexican GP
Lewis Hamilton responds to being ‘booed all day’ at Mexican GP

Sir Lewis Hamilton has reacted as he described being ‘booed all day’ at the Mexican Grand Prix as ‘awkward’ after he finished ahead of Sergio Perez.

On Sunday, Max Verstappen won the race in record-breaking performance, but Hamilton came in second to prevent Red Bull from taking first and second place, while Mexican driver Sergio Perez was left to settle for third place in front of his crowd in the Mexico City Grand Prix.

The Red Bulls and the Mercedes ran different strategies, with the Silver Arrows running the hard tyres under the belief that their opponents would lose time at the end of the race or even pit again as their medium tyres wore out.

But it was not to be for Hamilton and fellow Mercedes driver George Russell – finished fourth – with Verstappen and Perez able to manage their tyres to the end and the Dutchman cruising to the chequered flag with 15-second gap.


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Verstappen won that race, giving 14 victories overall, the most in single Formula One season in history.

Michael Schumacher and Sebastian Vettel had previously won 13 in single campaign, in 2004 and 2013 respectively.

But one of the main storylines of the day was the Mexican crowd booing and jeering Hamilton and the Great British hero was quizzed about it after the race.

‘It has definitely been bit awkward this time around with boos all day,’ Hamilton said.

‘But, nevertheless I have so much love for Mexico and for the people here. I was so close [to Verstappen] in that first stint but I think the Red Bull was clearly too fast and ultimately they had the better tyre strategy.

‘I’m not sure the hard tyre was the right tyre at the end.I thought we should have started the race on the soft [rather than the medium], but obviously, we had the opposite tyre to them.’

Perez pleaded with his fans to stop booing by wagging his finger during Hamilton’s post-race interview.

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