London - Lewis
Hamilton and Nico Rosberg may not agree on a lot these days, but the
Mercedes team-mates and title rivals are united on one point: the booing
Hamilton was loudly jeered after his controversial win in Austria
earlier this month and British fans gave Rosberg the same harsh
treatment at the podium after Hamilton triumphed on Sunday at
Defending three-time world champion Hamilton, whose relations with
Rosberg hit a fresh low after they collided in Austria, said booing "is
not the done thing".
German Rosberg agreed: "Lewis had it in Austria, where the whole
crowd was booing him, and the thing is the majority of the British fans
were really, really supportive of me this weekend.
"It's not really the right thing to do because I should mention how
much I appreciate the majority of the people that support me.
"Not only do they love their British drivers, but they really just
appreciate passionate drivers who are out there battling, doing their
best and fighting for the win."
Hamilton attempted to quell the booing on Sunday after his fourth win
in five races lifted him to within a point of leader Rosberg in the
"I tried to like calm it down because in all honesty I feel like it has been such a great day,” explained Hamilton.
“I feel like we are better than that. I didn't really hear a lot of
boos. What you have to understand is they are mad passionate fans and
something wasn't right in the last one.
“I imagine, when we get to Germany, maybe we will have the same
thing. I hope not because I think in sport, in general, it is not the