Lewis Hamilton insists he has learnt from his indiscretions ahead of signing a new lucrative contract with Mercedes. Seven-time world champion Hamilton stormed to glory in 2020, in a year which ended with him being named BBC Sports Personality of the Year for the second time at the weekend. But the 35-year-old did not always have it his way in a truncated F1 season.
Hamilton was issued penalties in Austria, Italy and Russia – three of the four races he finished below his Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas.
The Brit was not happy with the decisions at the time and still thinks they were unnecessary.
“With the FIA and with the stewards, I think there’s been a growth of respect between us and understanding,” Hamilton told RaceFans.
“I still don’t think those penalties were the necessary penalties. But it is what it is and it’s not my job to come up with what the penalties should be.”
Published at Tue, 22 Dec 2020 08:00:36 +0000