McLaren’s Former Communications Head Gives a Befitting Reply to Ronnie O’Sullivan for Mocking Lewis Hamilton

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It pains to admit the fact that despite all that Lewis Hamilton has achieved in the F1 circus, he still does not get the due credit for his efforts. Several pundits in the sport are guilty of a biased opinion against the Briton. However, none is brave enough to admit the same.

The lad from Stevenage has established himself at the top of the order. Although several dozens and former racers are against cross era comparison, Lewis is a gem in the world of Motorsports. However, many, blinded with their clouded thought and arrogant fan following, still deny this.

Lewis Hamilton equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of 7 world championships, a record thought would have been untouched. He even scaled the record of 91 race victories in Portimao and doesn’t seem to stop anytime soon.

Earlier, snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan, made a heavy statement about Lewis regarding his 7th championship. Amidst ongoing talks about his knighthood, this comes as a heavy blow.

It is fantastic for Lewis to win seven world titles, but if your car is going around quicker you can afford to make a few mistakes and still get away with it” remarked Ronnie.

Matt Bishop, having worked with Lewis Hamilton before at McLaren, rendered a befitting reply to the snooker champ.”#F1 is the sport I know & love most – obviously – but I know & love #Snooker too & I rate both Lewis Hamilton & Ronnie O’Sullivan as the best of their eras & among the GOATs of their sports. But, @ronnieo147, you’re wrong here, just plain wrong,” read the tweet of Bishop.

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Why Lewis Hamilton is much more than his car

Many pundits and Toto Wolff himself had earlier stated that it is not Lewis’ fault that he sits in the cockpit of the fastest car on the grid. Fans and critics need to stop holding this against the Briton.

Toto Wolff had mentioned that when Lewis made his switch from McLaren to Mercedes in 2013, it was his decision. Therefore, he is the sole entity responsible behind his success.

For Ronnie O’Sullivan to come out of the blue and make such a huge statement on the Briton, it is far-fetched. The snooker champion did not stop there.

Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff celebrating their win on top of the podium
Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – November 15, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with team principle Toto Wolff after winning the race and the world championship Pool via REUTERS/Murad Sezer

He added,” It’s a bit like driving around smoking a cigar with one finger on the wheel! I think it’s difficult to say where he is (among the greats).

Even Jenson Button had earlier stated that Lewis might be having the fastest car, but he isn’t the only one. Ever since 2014 when the new era started, Lewis Hamilton has had two different teammates: Nico Rosberg and Valtteri Bottas. In the 7 years that have followed, he’s lost only in 2016 when his entire season was plagued by issues from his car. Not taking the championship away from Rosberg, but despite losing the championship, Lewis ended with more podiums, race wins and pole positions in 2016.

Be it his tire management, pit call, offensive and defensive skills, Lewis has been at the top of his game throughout. No doubt Mercedes has been at the top of the pack as well, but it only takes a great driver to make an already good car even better.

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