I agree that they wouldn't have banned Lewis even if the situation was worse because of what you said. That would have destroyed the championship and the sport. If it was toward the end of the season, maybe different story but I can't see them banning him either.
To be fair, the sporting director told him to lie. When someone is paying you £Xm, when they say 'jump', you say 'how high'. At the end of the day Hamilton is still learning and he knows not to do this again. Definately not to be caught out anyway! Lying and cheating happens all the time in F1. The good teams don't get caught. Thats just fact. F1 has always been about bending the rules as far as you can.
I just want to bring up something which DC said in that last link and I agree with it 100%.
People always slated MS for being like he was. People forget that Senna was exactly the same but because he tragically died, it was forgotten. Its that 'win at all costs' attitude that made Senna and Schumacher all time greats. As DC said, Lewis could be made in the same way and I can see him going down as a great too. Anyone else notice that its always the best drivers that have controversy surrounding them all the time? That also comes with the Marmite effect. You either love em, or you hate em.Quote:
"There are always the drivers who see things only for themselves," the Red Bull advisor and TV pundit said. "Ayrton Senna was one, Michael Schumacher as well, and Lewis is probably made the same way."
Thats my 2 pennies worth anyway :yes: