Humble Lewis apologises to team
Lewis Hamilton felt obliged to apologise profusely for the latest incident to blight his season, even though he was not to blame.Lewis Hamilton felt obliged to apologise profusely for the latest incident to blight his season, even though he was not to blame.
Not for the first time in a torrid campaign, Hamilton departed a grand prix looking thoroughly miserable and feeling very down.
The cause of his angst was yet another collision with Felipe Massa, their sixth of the season, forcing him into a change of front wing and leading to a seventh-place finish in the inaugural Indian Grand Prix.
For once the stewards did not feel Hamilton was at fault, with Massa the one handed a drive-through penalty.
However, that did not stop Hamilton from offering his apologies to the team on at least a dozen occasions in one 10-minute post-race interview.
At various stages he said: "I'm sorry for the team", and "Just big apologies to the team, my sponsors, for yet another disastrous race".
But his most pertinent comment was yet more self-criticism as he added: "I just can't apologise enough to my team for the negativity that surrounds me nowadays. I just have to try and keep my head up and recover from this for the next race."