|Hamilton wants Netflix to edit out his wanker mistakes in the German GP|
Lewis Hamilton has said he will not let Netflix use film of his horrible showing in the German Grand Prix to be used in their second ‘Drive to Survive’ Formula One series, using the lame excuse he was sick.
The defending five-time world champion, who had a sore throat, secured pole position, but endured an error-riddled race. [AR1.com Take: Since when does a sore throat affect your driving? That's about as lame an excuse as we have ever heard.]
In the rain-hit event he finished 11th before being elevated to ninth when both Alfa Romeo cars were given time penalties for a technical infringement.
|Hamilton says a sore throat made him drive like a wanker. How lame.|
"I won’t be in the Netflix show much, because I was sick the whole time," said Hamilton, as quoted by GPFans (www.gpfans.com) on Wednesday. "I won’t allow them to release that."
Netflix, who were barred from filming behind-the-scenes at Mercedes in 2018, were granted access for one race this year and chose the team’s home German Grand Prix.
The weekend began with celebrations and anniversaries, but ended in a bruising defeat.
"We have given the Netflix guys more content than on any other weekend," said rueful team boss Toto Wolff who preferred to look ahead to this week’s Hungarian Grand Prix.
"I believe that one of the core strengths of our team is the way we handle defeat," he said. “We accept responsibility for mistakes so we can learn and improve and we will come back stronger from this."