Following Hamilton’s record 92nd Grand Prix victory in Portugal last October, Norris said shortly after the race, Mercedes drivers were “in a car that should win every race” and “other drivers. You have to beat one or two people. “
Norris apologized for his comments in the days following the race, stating that he was “careless” and did not intend to offend Hamilton, who also sent a personal message on the matter.
The quote goes in the heat of the moment after Norris’s difficult race at Portimao, after he collided with Lance Stroll on the track, damaging McLaren’s car and sacrificing the point finish. I was struck.
Norris said he found it difficult to deal with the backlash given that Hamilton was one of the most respected drivers of his peers.
“It was tricky,” Norris told Motorsport.com. “No one in the paddock has as much respect as Lewis and what he did.
“I have one podium, so I know how difficult it is to get a podium in the first place, so I can’t say he’s not doing well.
“I feel good and always try to be good, but sometimes I try to tell the truth a little and tell the truth. Sometimes people hate it.
“My comments, and my comments, which are always in Formula 1, never rob the driver of anything or downplay what the driver has achieved.
“Maybe I sometimes say bad things and it may be drawn the wrong way, or I may just say what I shouldn’t do because I didn’t think properly.
“But that’s because I’m human and everyone makes mistakes from time to time. After all, I never mean bad to anyone. It’s always the emotions that every driver does. It’s an explosion.
“I made a mistake now, and I’m sure I’ll make a mistake in the future.”
McLaren’s driver has been one of the most entertaining and active drivers on social media since making his F1 debut in 2019 and is rarely controversial through his comments and actions.
Asked that other drivers like Kimi Raikkonen might have been praised for making similar comments, Norris said, “Yes, if you said that, I think people loved it.
“There’s nothing you can do about it, it’s the way people portray you. I think I’ve come in, and I’m a jockey, probably not as serious as I should have been, and I feel like I did it so a better job.
“But I think people have never seen my bad or angry side. When I showed them, people thought I was acting badly and looked down on everyone. I’m not.
“You have other drivers who say this kind of thing often, and people just find it normally just because they’re always saying it, and that’s what it is. It seems that.
“For a little reason, I’ve generally been considered a little nicer, so I say something a little more aggressive or aggressive in some respects, but people make it their contrasting aspect. I’m looking at it as.
“That’s exactly what it is. It’s not something I can just change, it’s just the perception of people of different people.”
Norris thought Hamilton’s repulsion was “tricky”
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