Wellington: Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton has put his foot in the mouth with his comment over comatose Formula One legend Michael Schumacher.
Not for the first time, the former Formula One world champion has stunned fans when discussing Schumacher’s skiing accident, he said, "all things happen for a reason".
Lewis Hamilton (right) and Michael Schumacher. File Pic/AFP
According to Stuff.co.nz, ahead of this weekend's Australian Grand Prix, Hamilton said that ''all things happen for a reason'' when asked about Schumacher's skiing accident and the subsequent induced coma the seven-time world champion''s been in for the past 11 weeks.
However, Hamilton later explained his remark, saying said that as young drivers who had watched Schumacher through his early days and championship wins, they — as F1 — would carry him through the whole of the season, adding that the German was a legend in the sport and a very motivated individual.
Hamilton further said that therefore he believes everything happens for a reason, adding that Schumacher's tragedy will show his character and depth even more so than any other experiences he has ever had.