Hamilton accuses Monaco Grand Prix officials of racism, retracts later

Lewis Hamilton accuses Monaco Grand Prix officials of racism.

Monaco: Formula One 2008 champion Lewis Hamilton appeared to accuse Monaco Grand Prix officials of racism in a furious tirade on Sunday after he was penalised over two incidents.

After being called to see the stewards regarding the second penalty, Hamilton said: “It’s an absolute fricking joke. I’ve been to see the stewards five times out of six this season. Maybe it’s because I’m black. That’s what Ali G says. I don’t know.”

However, according to a newspaper, it wasn’t long before Hamilton was forced into a humiliating retraction and apology after F1’s governing body, the FIA, suggested he could be charged with bringing the sport into disrepute.
It led to a further meeting with race stewards where the 26-year-old tried to repair the damage.

He added afterwards: ‘What I said was a bit of a joke, which wasn’t funny at the time.

Hamilton was called before the stewards given penalties over two incidents during the race in which he finished sixth.

ANI

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