Red Bull boss Helmut Marko has questioned Lewis Hamilton’s qualifying antics.
After qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was booed loudly.
Lewis Hamilton deserves to be booed, according to Red Bull CEO Helmut Marko, during qualifying for the Hungarian Grand Prix. When Hamilton crawled out of the pit line with just two minutes left in Q3, he had Max Verstappen in his rearview mirror.
The seven-time world champion then came to a halt at the track’s entry in an attempt to thwart his opponent’s final out lap attempt.
And Hamilton’s devious strategy paid off, as Verstappen was unable to improve on his performance and will start the race in third place this afternoon.
Mercedes has locked up the front row, giving Hamilton the advantage in the Drivers’ Championship over Verstappen.
The Hungarian fans booed Hamilton while he was answering questions during the post-qualifying interviews.
The crowd was making such a racket that the interviewer had to step in and warn them to quiet down.
And Marko believes the audience was aware of Hamilton’s slowdown of Verstappen and expressed their displeasure with the Brit.
Marko told Servus TV, “We knew Hamilton was extremely, very fast.”
“However, we believed we could at least get Bottas on the second try. Hamilton, on the other hand, blocked Max from doing a faster time with his games, which the audience acknowledged with their loud whistling.
“I don’t think that’s the correct thing to do from a sports standpoint.”
Hamilton responded to the boos by saying, “Honestly, I’ve never honestly felt so fantastic with the booing.”
“If anything, it energizes me.” So that doesn’t bother me.”
“That’s sport, right?” he said at the press conference. And when it comes to sport, it’s a competition, and I don’t take it seriously.
“To be up front, I must be doing something well. Otherwise, it’s pretty nice for me.”
Bottas defended his teammate, saying, “I don’t typically say what I think about these kinds of things, but I heard a lot of booing at the end of qualifying.” I’m not sure what’s going on.
“I want people to rethink themselves and their actions because I don’t believe it’s fair. As athletes, we’ve come to offer everything we’ve got for the sport we love.
“At the finish, Lewis ran a tremendous lap, and then you start booing. So I think people should simply think about it, it’s not right, it’s.”Brinkwire Summary News.”